Katah (Butter-Layered Armenian Pastry)
Katah (Butter-Layered Armenian Pastry)
  • prep: 50 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 35 min
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  • Summary

    A classic Armenian bread, katah is sometimes referred to as an “Armenian croissant.” It’s flaky, tender, and enriched with plenty of butter. This particular version is inspired by a recipe that was shared with us by a member of our baking community, Tali Gelenian. Tali learned to bake katah at the St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church in Racine, Wisconsin, where once a year the bread is made in great quantities for the annual Madagh Armenian picnic. As Tali writes in her blog, this is just one rendition of katah. While there are many more to explore and discover, we think this is a fantastic place to start the journey.

    Ingredients

    • 32 tablespoons (454g) unsalted butter
    • 6 1/3 cups (760g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup (113g) water lukewarm
    • 1 1/3 cups (303g) milk lukewarm
    • 2 large eggs beaten
    • 1/2 cup (113g) clarified butter from above
    • 1 large egg beaten
    • nigella or sesame seeds optional

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 7426 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 499 g 768.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 309 g 1544.05%
    • Trans Fat: 15 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1329 mg 443.14%
    • Sodium: 4952 mg 206.34%
    • Calcium: 605 mg 60.46%
    • Potassium: 1508 mg 43.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 37 mg 208%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 628 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 24 g 94%
    • Sugar: 22 g
    • Protein: 99 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 12 g
    • Vitamin A 317.63%
    • Vitamin C 0.9%
    • Vitamin D 41.38%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat98
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch40
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total49 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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