Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Moroccan Bread (Khboz)

  Cut it in wedges or just tear off hunks and spread with butter--this bread is excellent served with everything from Moroccan tagines to curries. Try it with soup or beef stew, or spread with hummus for an appetizer.  Best eaten fresh, but can be reheated and eaten the next day (if you're lucky enough to have any left). Makes fantastic croutons!

  • 1-1/4 cups warm water, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-3 teaspoons anise seeds (optional)

Combine 1/2 cup warm water, yeast, honey and salt in a small bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface.

Stir together white and wheat flours (and anise seeds, if using) in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture, 2 tablespoons oil and remaining 3/4 cup warm water. Stir to form a soft dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth (or use a mixer with dough hook).

Grease two baking sheets. Divide dough in half. Knead for one minute. Roll or pat each piece of dough into a 9-inch round. Place one round on each prepared sheet. Cover with a tea towel and let stand in a warm place for one hour or until dough has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush loaves with remaining oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown (don’t let bottoms burn). Serve warm.



"Love just doesn't sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new."
–Ursula K. LeGuin

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