While the Kardashian-Jenner ‘klan’ shares almost every aspect of their lives with their fans, from glamorous photoshoots to epic sibling rivalries, there’s one secret they’ve been keeping close to their hearts—Beeshee, the irresistible Armenian pancake. Join us as we spill the beans on this delectable family recipe that has intrigued millions around the globe.
Bishi, Beeshee, What’s In A Name?
While the Kardashian-Jenner clan refers to it as ‘Beeshee’, others might know it as ‘Bishi’. Call it what you will, but this fried dough delight is more than just a dessert; it’s a symbol of family, tradition and the Kardashians’ deep connection to their Armenian roots.
The Bishi Breakdown
So, what exactly is this mysterious treat? Picture a pancake-like creation that’s lighter than a donut and akin to a sugar-sprinkled cruller. It’s a festive affair, perfect for holidays like Christmas, where the Kardashians indulge in deep-fried, powdered sugar-coated dough.
We know you’re accustomed to seeing the reality TV family break a sweat in group workouts, but this Christmas brought a different kind of exercise—rolling out dough for their beloved Beeshee. While the sisters eating dessert isn’t quite as shocking as say, Kylie getting together with Timothée Chalamet, it’s a bit surprising since the Kardashians are a pretty diet-focused family.
Kylie Jenner shared a TikTok and Instagram video featuring herself and Kendall attempting to master the art of the Kardashians’ traditional pancake (Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob are of Armenian heritage on their father’s side), with Kendall playing the role of the sous chef. But hey, at least she didn’t have to cut a cucumber this time, right?
The Recipe: Kardashian-Jenners’ Beeshee
- 1 packet Dry Yeast
- 1 tsp Sugar
- ¾ cups Water
- 2 Eggs
- 1½ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 cup Flour
- Vegetable Oil (for frying)
- Powdered Sugar (for dusting)
- In a large bowl, mix warm water with yeast and sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it gets foamy.
- Whisk the eggs one at a time until well blended.
- Gradually add flour and salt, stirring until a soft dough forms.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5–7 minutes until smooth.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it and let it rise by placing it in a warm spot for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
- In a deep skillet, heat oil to 375°F/190°C.
- Punch down the risen dough and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thickness.
- Cut the dough into desired shapes and drop them carefully into the hot oil. Fry for 2–3 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Remove the Beeshee from the oil, let them drain on paper towels and serve them immediately. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with honey for the perfect finish.