Baghrirs with Orange Honey and Pistacchios

April 11, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Baghrirs are Moroccan puffy crêpes usually served for breakfast, warm and drizzled with honey. They are only cooked on one side and, because they are made with yeast, they become spongy and very light. They are known as "1000 holes crêpes" because of their consistency and the way they come out while cooking. —Maria Teresa Jorge

What You'll Need
  • 8 ounces semolina flour
  • 1.6 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup Orange Blossom Honey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  1. Toast pistachios. When cooled, rub in a kitchen towel to remove peel. Chop and set aside.
  2. Melt butter and honey together. Set aside
  3. In a small bowl put the sugar and yeast and add a little water. Dissolve the yeast and cover for 15 minutes until foamy.
  4. Add yeast mixture and water to blender and process about 3 minutes until you get a creamy consistency, crêpes-like batter. It might need more or less water, depending on the flours and air humidity.
  5. Pour batter in a container and allow to rest, covered, for 2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.
  6. Prepare a tray with a clean kitchen towel (to put Baghrirs after cooked)
  7. Stir the Baghrirs' mixture.
  8. Over medium heat, pour a small ladle of batter on a warm frying pan (no need to oil) As the baghrirs cook, bubbles start to form one by one until you have 1000 holes! BAGHRIRS ARE ONLY COOKED ON ONE SIDE.
  9. Continue cooking the rest of the baghrirs. Baghrirs cook best in a warm, not hot pan because batter needs to develop. If pan gets too hot allow to cool before proceding with the next one.
  10. Put the cooked baghrirs on the tea towel and cover to keep them warm. While hot don't stack the baghrirs because they will stick to each other.
  11. Serve the baghrirs warm, drizzled with warm honey/butter and sprinkled with pistachios.

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2 Reviews

Maria T. April 12, 2012
Aargersi, when I wrote the recipe I had already had a couple of baghrirs and was trying to think of a way of putting it in writing - how do you cook these little clouds of wonder in a batch. Quite difficult I have to say. Maybe just tell people to gather around the pan and help themselves as they are cooked. They are so light and the sight of the little bubbles is so much fun.
Hope you get to make them someday!
Maria Teresa
aargersi April 11, 2012
I love all the little holes to hold all of that honey butter - yum ..... you know instead of putting them on a tea towel and keeping them warm you could just eat every one of them while standing up in the kitchen just as they are finished cooking.