Monday, October 10, 2016

M'smen Moroccan flat bread...

I've had this book for a while now and finally got around to making some of the Moroccan bread called M'smen (pronounced 'em-semmen')...

Read about Hot Bread Kitchen and the good things they are doing for women...


They look good, don't they?
So, following the recipe, I made the dough in my stand mixer, kneading for about 6 minutes...
On a greased sheet, divide the dough into 12 pieces...
Roll into balls and let sit for 30 minutes...
On the greased sheet, gently spread out the dough with your fingers to a 10 inch circle...I found this great for my hands, being slathered with oil...
Place a tablespoon of butter/oil on the circle and smooth it all over then sprinkle with semolina...then fold the top half of the circle to the middle, then the bottom half up over to the middle, making a rectangle...then fold the left side to the middle and then the right side on top of that to form a little parcel...
Rest these parcels for 15 minutes (by the time you've finished the last one, the first one should be ready to cook)...
Taking the first one, on greased parchment paper (I used vegetable oil)...smoosh out the little square to an 18cm square, gently working the dough out with your fingers...
Heat a griddle or large pan, spray with olive oil, a plop the bread, paper side up on the griddle and cook for 3 minutes (this was the time I found to work best for me, you may need less)...
About half way through those first 3 minutes, you will see the dough go opaque, then peel off the paper...
Flip at the 3 minute mark and cook a further 3 minutes on the second side...
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I had two cooking while I flattened out the next two, reusing the paper...
I think it took about 45 minutes to cook the 12 breads, doing two at a time.  The finished product which looks exactly like the ones in the book and on their website, so I was chuffed!
I made a spiced Moroccan chicken dish with pak choy and cous cous for dinner which was delicious with the bread....
I will pick another bread to do soon...

Cheers - Joolz xx


3 comments:

  1. Yum - looks delish! I will have to see in my library has the book.

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  2. They look delicious Joolz. So neat and tidy! (I am a messy cook). My DD's make something similar and then they spread butter, minced garlic, cheese and salt n pepper on top and then grill it.

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