traditional moroccan khobz bread for bread machine

a recipe by
Tess Geer
Westerville, OH

This take on traditional Moroccan Khobz bread is easy to make in your bread machine. The bread should have a nice, sturdy crust. It's especially good to serve along with soups and stews for dipping. I serve it when I make Tajines. In Morocco, it's traditionally served the the midday meal and is used for dipping the stews and sauces.

serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For traditional moroccan khobz bread for bread machine

  • 1 c
    water, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1 c
    whole wheat bread flour
  • 1 tsp
    anise seed
  • 2 tsp
    bread machine yeast
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 1 tsp
    sesame seeds

How To Make traditional moroccan khobz bread for bread machine

  • 1
    Add water, sugar, salt and oil to bread machine.
  • 2
    Add both flours to bread machine 1/2 cup at a time, leveling off each 1/2 cup with a knife before adding.
  • 3
    Sprinkle anise seed over the flour. Make a well in the flour taking care not to reach the water and add yeast to well.
  • 4
    Process on dough setting. When done, spray a large baking sheet with cooking oil. With floured hands, remove dough to baking sheet. Cut in half and form to balls. Press each balls down into circles approximately 1/2" thick.
  • 5
    Spray dough with cooking oil, cover with a damp towel and place in a warm spot away from direct sun for 30 minutes. The cooking oil spray will help keep the towel from sticking. Preheat oven to 375.
  • 6
    After dough has risen, prick all over with a fork, lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 7
    Place on the center shelf of your oven and shut the door. Wait a few minutes and then place a small cast iron pan with cold water on the bottom shelf of the oven. Bake another 15-20 minutes depending on your oven. Remove when nicely golden but not brown.