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Hot Right Now: Kahk’s French Cousins

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Hot Right Now: Kahk’s French Cousins
written by
Nelly Ezz

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan; It is a time for peace, joy, and festivity. We all get to take some time off to visit friends and family, give gifts, and eat sweets and delicious food. One of the staples of this Eid is Kahk, however, some people actually do not fancy Kahk that much. Even though this buttery, sugary cookie is quite versatile and delicious – some just don’t like it. So, if that’s the case, what is the next best thing? Kahk’s all-time favourite French cousins, Petit Fours!

Perhaps one of the most famous desserts in the French pastry arts is the Petit Fours. These tiny confectioneries can be consumed in one or two bites. Interestingly enough, the French name “petit fours” has nothing to do with the number four; it comes from the baking method initially used to make these sweet treats. Petits Fours were invented in the 19th century, but quickly spread all over Europe as a tea-time delicacy. This Eid, it’s definitely making its way to our tables. So, if you’re not too keen on having Kahk this Eid, fear not, here are a few places in Cairo to stock up on some delicious Petit Fours:

House of Cocoa

This Eid, House of Cocoa has a fantastic selection of Petit Fours boxes ready just in time for the holidays. You can find chocolate, Lotus, and even Jam flavoured Petit Fours in mixed containers with Kahk, on their own, or with sables. Find those boxes in their branches in CFC, Citystars Mall, Downtown Mall, Point90, Maxim Mall, Mall of Egypt, Maadi, Korba, and SG hospital. If you cannot stop by, you can find their products in Seoudi Supermarkets as well, or place your order on their website. 

Salé Sucré Pâtisserie

An oldie but definitely a goldie; Sale Sucre is coming on strong this year with a lot of new inventions – as well as some of our all-time favourites as well. This season, the renowned dessert shop has 3 Petit Fours boxes that do not exceed EGP 200. You can choose yours with nuts, plain or Lux under their Kahk menu. You can get yours from any of their venues across Cairo, or call their hotline 19632 for orders. 


Another dessert giant getting in on the Eid Petit Fours action is Simonds. They have different sized boxes on offer with a considerable selection of Petit Fours inside. You can choose from their metal container or wooden ones for special gatherings and occasions. You can stop by and grab yours, call their hotline 16264, or visit their website for more information and prices

Elabd Patisserie

Leave it to Elabd to bring you the true essence of oriental flavours in all occasions. This Eid Al-Fitr, Elabd has an extensive array of Petit Fours to offer us for our family get-togethers. All flavours are available, including chocolate, nuts, sugar. You name it, you’ll find it to accompany you this Eid! Find out more information about delivery, branches, and prices through their number 16437.