Posts Tagged‘Breads’

Zaatar Bread

Zaatar Flat Bread

  Doesn’t it just look so tasty with the thyme mixed in?? I’ve finally worked up enough courage to start playing around with my basic Moroccan bread recipe to come up with some variations.  On my first attempt it’s safe to say it was a success!  This is a much more rustic bread than the white bread version I make.  However most bread in Morocco is made with a blend of another whole grain.  This bread is a little sweet and a little savory.  I think that if you have a little bit of bread leftover it would make a…

argan banana muffins

Argan Banana Muffins

There’s not much baking that goes on in this house.  There are two reasons for that 1) I don’t like to measure things and 2) baking usually equals something sweet and generally not good for me so I try to just avoid it altogether.  I promised that I would make something this weekend for breakfasts as my new work schedule has severely limited the time I have in the kitchen.  I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to but I did come up with these beauties.  I like them because they are not overly sweet – in fact…

Bread (Khobz) Making Tutorial

I’ve posted my recipe before on making Moroccan bread (khobz) and you can find my recipe here.  The fun thing about this bread is that it’s pretty forgiving.  You can use different kinds of flours, mixtures of flours, rising time and making it into different shapes.  Traditionally it is made into a round and there is some technique to making it the authentic way.  So here we have a ball of dough.  This is ½ whole wheat flour and ½ white flour.  After mixing it in my Kitchen Aid I turn it out into a shallow wide bowl and pour…

Braided Herb Bread

Braided Herb Bread

Usually I make bread daily, but it’s the round Moroccan kind. For a party I hosted yesterday I decided to try something a little different and a quick yeast bread was in order. I found a recipe in one of my mom’s magazines and tweeked with some changes for our tastes and needs.   Even for someone who has very little baking experience or skills this bread is simple. Serve warm with delicious butter or a variety of tapenades and dips. Even for someone who has very little baking experience or skills this is something that can be done.   Ingredients: 4-41/2…

Sfinge Doughnuts

Sfinge – Moroccan doughnuts!

Palm Sunday and reed strings. The first time my husband brought home sfinge I was shocked thinking, “what it’s Palm Sunday and they celebrate it here?” Except wait they get doughnuts with their palms?? Weird! But no it wasn’t that because it was August. These tasty, delicious doughnuts are sometimes made at home but are often bought from street vendors. Fried dough must be a staple in every culture but just thinking about these doughnuts makes my mouth water. I make them at home now on cold winter nights with a big mug of hot chocolate. Yum! (These are the…

How to Make Moroccan Bread

Moroccan Recipe: Bread or Khobz

I don’t know if there’s anything more Moroccan than a round loaf of bread. Nope. There’s not. Let’s just say no one in Morocco is going to be doing the Atkin’s diet anytime soon. Bread is so prevalent and ingrained (haha ingrained) in Moroccan culture my husband can not eat a meal without it. And before you say wait, well he CAN he just doesn’t want to – no he really can not. I used to make bread almost every day when we got married – kneading it and all. Then we got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and that…

Rghaif (Stuffed Bread)

Rghaif is my husband’s favorite food, and I’ve just recently really figured out how to make this the way that he likes it. Often times you will find this sold as street food however I am not a fan of onions and this is really loaded with them. It’s not that I dislike onions, I dislike the texture of them. So I’ve figured out how to adapt this just a little bit to fit with my tastes as well. To make this prepare the recipe for m’semmen – the directions here are just the additional ingredients. Additional Ingredients 1/2 lb…

Batbout – Moroccan Pita Bread

It took me sometime to realize that there are many different kinds of Moroccan bread that are actually made at home. And each one serves a different purpose. Batbout is a Moroccan pita, or an American equivalent of sandwich bread. It’s for a quick lunch (I loved eating it for breakfast with cheese inside.) I found the recipe here on Christina’s blog about Moroccan food. A fabulous resource from an expat living in Morocco. I play around with the amount of semolina in it as my husband tends to like it with more semolina than flour. Ingredients• 4 cups white…