Monday, September 15, 2014

Baghrir/Moroccan 1000 holes Pancakes ~~ Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan cuisine is very much familiar for me, twice or once a week i'll cook Moroccan dishes at home coz most of my neighbours comes from Morocco. Needless to say Moroccan foods are easily available here and their foods have their important place in France. French peoples loves Moroccan foods and any Moroccan products are easily available here as much as like Chinese and Indian. Baghrir, this pancakes is the first Moroccon food i have tasted here.While am doing my Language course in Paris, i had a couple of Moroccan ladies doing their french course with me, whenever we have a get together they brings many delicious Moroccan pastries along with this famous Baghrir. I still remember the taste of the first Baghrir i have tasted with the famous Moroccan honey and butter sauce which is usually served along with this spongy pancakes. This Baghrir is literally now as Pancakes with thousand holes,these Moroccan pancakes are usually made and enjoyed during Ramadan fasting. The sponginess and the softness of this pancakes will definitely pull anyone to have more than one. This Baghrir is in my to do list since ages, eventhough the ingredients are easily available here, dunno why i didnt tried these spongy,dangerously addictive pancakes at home. Finally i made them when i was searching for a dish from Countries name starts with 'M'.

Baghrir, Moroccan Pancakes, Moroccan Thousand Holes Pancakes

Am running a whole month of blogging marathon with world cuisine as theme, everyday i'll be posting dishes i have cooked from the different countries in alphabetical order. Today's post is from Morocco as i have to post a dish from the country name starts with 'M'.Coming to Baghrir, do you know the more holes of your baghrir shows that how delicious this pancakes will be. If your Baghrir dont have much holes then your batter is missing some ingredients. Actually to get prefect porous pancakes, baking powder or baking soda are used along with yeast while making the batter.These pancakes are prepared either with all purpose flour or fine semolina, however the authentic one always goes for the finest semolina. The speciality of this pancakes is they are cooked only on one side,this gives the light,soft,spongy,tender texture with a beautiful honeycomb like appearance to this delicious pancakes. These pancakes can be made in large quantity and can be conserved in fridge, but dont reheat it in microwave oven or a toaster, just heat them in a hot pan and enjoy.

Baghrir, Moroccan Pancakes, Moroccan Thousand Holes Pancakes, Mille Trous Crepes

Recipe Source: Dinners and Dreams
2cups Fine semolina
3/4cup All purpose flour
2+1/4tsp Active dry yeast
1/4tsp Baking powder
1tsp Sugar
1/2tsp Salt
1no Egg
1cup Lukewarm milk
2cups Lukewarm water.

Take the fine semolina, flour,baking powdr, sugar, salt,egg,yeast in a large bowl, add in the milk and water, mix everything well until you get a homogenous batter.

Keep this bowl in a warm place and let it sit for an hour, you can see small bubbles on the top of the batter. Your batter is ready to cook.



Heat a small pan over medium heat, give a gentle stir to the batter and pour enough batter to make a medium size pancake.

Dont spread it, cook it in simmer until the surface is porous and the batter is dry.

Baghrir is cooked on only one side, dont turn it.

Serve warm with honey or any other spread.


31 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

A totally new recipe for me. Your semolina pancakes look delicious.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting bread you have there Priya. They look so soft and fluffy.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Those tiny little holes make it look nice and pretty. .I am sure these would be soft too with those pores. It's good to know that you have friends from this country and you have tasted their cuisine.

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious pancakes dear..

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

lovely pancakes and glad to know about them....would love to try it ...

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

like our indian set dosas naa..lovely recipe again...

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Reminds me of our uttappam, 1000 holes! Nicely done.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting pancake recipe Priya...looks very fluffy and soft!

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I have made these pancakes a couple of times and absolutely loved them... looks so good...

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

wow lucky you having a Morrocan Neighbour!. Love morrocan cuisine.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Pancakes looks so soft and fluffy !

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

These Moroccan semolina pancakes look so soft and wonderful, Priya.

Poornima hegde said... Reply To This Comment

They look so fluffy.. Interesting recipe too.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

they have turned out soft and spongy. Looks-wise, it looks like our own spongy dosas, right?

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful pancakes,yummy!!

Lisa Turner said... Reply To This Comment

Those sound interesting and they certainly look delicious. I'll have to try these.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful sponge pan cakes!!!

traditionallymodernfood said... Reply To This Comment

Semolina pancakes wow that's awesome Priya.. 1000 holes;-)

Shweet Spicess said... Reply To This Comment

This indeed should be really delicious :)

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe and as the name suggests, it has many pores.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

Oh wow name itself interest me 1000 holes pancake seriously looks wonderfully soft :) loving you pancake collections aks !! fantastic pancake again!!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

interesting to know about these pancakes, Priya.. almost like our Adai dosa..

Suji Sasi said... Reply To This Comment

Pancakes looks lovely. .. have a good trip. ....around the world. ...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

You have got an interesting one there Priya..resembles our Kal dosai..very nicely made..

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful pancakes Priya. I love the fine holes in the pancakes. Bookmarking my elder one is crazy about pancakes will make them.

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! These pancakes look delicious Priya! Thank you for allowing me to learn something new today! Cheers! Joanne @ What's On the List

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Those pancakes look awesome.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

they look so soft and light

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Pancakes looks soft n fluffy priya! Something similar to laxoox, makes a good breakfast!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

So much like our Oothappam. The pancakes look beautiful.

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting dish!! Nice name too...