Baghrir or Moroccan pancakes. Delicious and totally classic, these ‘thousand hole pancakes’ are aptly named for their sophisticated look and soft texture. Made with semolina, these instant pancakes are drizzled with heavenly butter honey sauce to create the ultimate brunch. Without a doubt, this lip-smacking pairing is guaranteed to make you drool.
There’s nothing more satisfying than whipping up a delicious brunch on a lazy Sunday morning. And if you’re after new brunch inspirations, here’s an amazingly delicious idea just for you.
Baghrir or Moroccan Semolina Pancakes
Have you ever made these thousand hole pancakes? They’re soft, light, and as the name suggests, adorned with one thousand pretty holes. And yes, they look very similar to appams or rice pancakes made from fermented rice and coconut batter. These pancakes, however, are made with semolina and a few additional pantry staples.
Flour, yeast, baking powder, and semolina are combined together to create pancake batter. A touch of sugar if you like sweet pancakes. Make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed together with “warm” water. Warm (not hot) water is the key element required to activate yeast in this recipe.
You’ll also need to rest the pancakes for about 30 minutes. Again, the idea is to activate yeast and baking powder to create the beautiful holes in these baghrir pancakes. And the consistency of the batter? Just like your regular pancake batter.
To make them, pour a small ladleful of batter onto a heated crepe pan or tawa, and wait until the holes appear and the pancake cooks slowly. One important tip to make the best Moroccan pancakes – do not cover your pan. In fact, these pancakes are super easy to make, right?
How to serve baghrir
Traditionally, these pancakes are served with butter honey syrup. Just heat up a little butter and honey in a saucepan over the stove top, wait until it gets a thick consistency, and drizzle it over the pancakes. Trust me, the combo is heavenly. You can also serve these pancakes with maple syrup, honey, or a scoop of ice cream.
Well, is there a better delicious way to relax on a weekend?
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