little armenian rings (easter cookies: zadgva kahke)

This is a tasty little treat that is not too sweet, but satisfies the munchy craving nicely.


dry stuff
5 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
3 t (heaping) baking powder
1 t mahleb
wet stuff
1c milk (water if no milk around), slightly warmed
1 c butter (2 sticks), melted
1 c vegetable oil
finisher stuff
1 egg, beaten


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Let rest for a half hour or more.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter dough balls.
  6. Roll each one with flat open hands until it is about a 5 or 6 inch long cylinder and make it into a little doughnut by twisting it into a ring and pinching the ends together.
  7. Place equally spaced on cookie sheets.
  8. Brush with beaten egg.
  9. Bake in a preheated 300 oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.


  1. Secrets of Cooking has two variations of this theme, both with sesame seeds but Isgouhi dropped the seeds because they get in your teeth. The same reason I rarely eat popcorn.
  2. Illustrations available.
ltlrings.htm: 10-sep-2004 [what, ME cook? 1984 dr bob enterprises]