Traditional Moroccon bread, Khobz
Moroccan khobz is a traditional white bread in Morocco and is a staple item in the Moroccan cuisine. It is a round and flat bread (3cm / 1 inch). It is eaten throughout the day. For breakfast with olive oil, honey or jams. It goes perfectly with the many Moroccan salads. And it is used to scoop up food from your tagine. Sometimes wedges serve as sandwiches with the centre split open and stuffed with whatever you prefer.
In Morocco you will find khobz everywhere for sale (unless you live very rural). Local bakeries, grocery stores or your local neighbourhood stall. But still many people prefer to make their own khobz.
It is so easy to make, and as it needs only a short proof it is a reasonable quick way of making your own bread.
In this recipe I have used only white flour to make the khobz. But it is really nice as well to change this to a mixture of 50% white flour and 50% fine semolina (hard durum). It changes the texture and the colour. Both versions are nice, and I often interchange them for a bit of change 😉
Enjoy your khobz fresh, as it does not keep very well. I guess, you can freeze it, but I personally just like it when it is freshly baked that same day. As it is really easy to do, why not treat yourself only with the best!
I hope you will enjoy the Moroccan khobz recipe. It definitely has become a staple in my own kitchen 🙂 If you use this recipe, add @haricoco1 on your instagram post, so we can share our khobz ideas!
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This khobz recipe is part of my series; ‘Travels of taste‘. We use our taste buds to travel the world and discover the use of our senses and imaginations to meet other cultures through food. While walking through the hustle & bustle of the souks. Check out my full Moroccan ‘travels of taste’ post; >>> Morocco – the flavours of the souks