This Moroccon Bread is a recipe passed down for generations and a favorite to make in our kitchen. The bread has a texture similar to that of a square pizza dough and a Middle Eastern pita. It is seasoned with a delicious blend of olive oil and zaatar.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- Sesame seeds or Roots Red Zaatar(optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, and turmeric.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the warm water, warm milk, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the yeast mixture, olive oil, and beaten egg. Mix until a dough forms.
- Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Shape the dough into a round loaf, and place it on a baking sheet. Brush the top with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or Roots Red Zaatar (if desired).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing and serving.
Enjoy your Moroccan bread!