Baghrir, Semolina pancakes with honey butter

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These ancient Berber pancakes are a popular snack and breakfast food in Algeria and also Morocco. They are commonly served with a honey butter mixture.


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Serves:

makes 15 pancakes (4 cakes on a griddle at a time will take 16 mins to cook all the batter)

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Griddle

Ingredients

400 g
(3 1/3 cups) fine semolina
7 g
2 tbsp dried yeast
1 tsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
caster sugar
2 Tbsp
plain flour
3 c
lukewarm water
vegetable oil, to brush
fresh honeycomb (see note), to serve

HONEY BUTTER

100 g
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
90 g
1/3 c honey

NOTE • FRESH HONEYCOMB IS AVAILABLE FROM DELIS AND SPECIALTY FOOD SHOPS.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place dry ingredients in a food processor with 750 ml (3 cups) lukewarm water and process to a smooth batter.

Transfer to a bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 45 minutes or until batter doubles in size and surface is covered with bubbles.

Do not over-prove mixture or it will become too thick.
2
To make honey butter, process honey and butter in a food processor until smooth.
3
Place a frying pan (or better, use a griddle) over medium heat and, using a pastry brush, lightly grease pan with oil.

Add ½ cup batter to pan and cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, then flip and cook for a further 2 minutes or until golden on both sides.
4
Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with honey butter and fresh honeycomb.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Moroccan
Other Tag: Healthy