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Moroccan Harcha

Harcha is a traditional semolina bread that is buttery and delicious. They are easy to make and are great with cheese or jam.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Resting Time:: 5 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: bread, breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: middle eastern, moroccan
Servings: 8 Harcha

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • cups Semolina flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Milk (or as needed)

Filling Ideas:

  • As needed Jelly
  • As needed Cheese
  • As needed Nutella, Peanut butter etc.

Instructions

  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine semolina flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Stir in the melted butter and mix until combined.
  • Add 1 tablespoon milk at a time; mix and knead to form a soft dough. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Form a ball and flatten it to ¼" thick disc. Use a 2"~2½" cookie cutter to cut the dough to get even shaped bread. You can use the scraps to make more harcha.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, place the dough discs on the pan and lower the heat. Cook till the bottom of the harcha is golden brown, about 2~3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook on the second side for another 1~2 minutes. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining harcha.
  • Let the harcha cool for at least 10 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut the bread in half crosswise -- spread with your favorite filling and Enjoy!!

Notes

  • You can make vegan Moroccan harcha by using vegan butter and non-dairy milk.
  • Do not try to slice Harcha when they are still hot. They are crumbly and tender, but firm up quite a bit as they sit. Wait for about 10 minutes to slice them in half.
  • Moroccan flatbread taste the best on the day they are made. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 1 day. Warm them briefly in the microwave before serving.
  • You can make these flatbreads thinner and serve them as is without slicing. In that case, divide the dough into 12 pieces and cook them about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Harcha | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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