Semolina Flat Bread

    2 hours 20 minutes

    This is a Moroccan flat bread which is usually eaten with tagine. The sesame seeds are optional but add a nice texture.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 200ml water
    • 300g bread flour
    • 100g semolina flour
    • 1 teaspoon anise seed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

    Preparation:2hours  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Place the water, flours, anise, salt, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Do not put the olive oil or sesame seeds in.
    2. When the dough cycle signals its end, remove the dough from the machine and punch down. Divide the dough into two halves and shape into balls. Flatten the balls to a 1 1/2cm thickness. Place them on a lightly floured baking tray. Cover with towels and let rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.
    3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Brush the top of each loaf with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like. Prick the tops of the loaves all over using a fork.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until the loaves are golden and sound hollow when tapped. Serve warm or cool.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. This bread was just like the bread I had in Morocco. Soooo good. I used 1 cup of wholemeal flour instead of Semolina because I couldnt find it at the store. I ate it with baked chicken and potatoes the Moroccan way...thanks for this recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. A very nice Moroccan bread recipe for the bread machine. I did however increase my water to 1 cup. 7/8th was just not enough!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. I made this bread during the holidays and it was terrific. I made the following substitutions which made it better I think. 2tsp of anise seed instead of 1tsp. I substituted 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the white flour in the 2 1/4 cups called for. After I divided the dough into two balls and rolled out 2 pizza like "rounds" I pressed in green olives and black olives then let it rise. Watch it though, the bread bakes really quickly. Later I tried adding sun dried tomatoes in the same way and that was good too.  -  29 Sep 2008