Ramadan Recipes: Moroccan Krachel

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  • Publish date: Thursday، 08 February 2024
Ramadan Recipes: Moroccan Krachel

Krachel is a delightful Moroccan treat that holds a special place on the Ramadan table. During the holy month of Ramazan, these sweet, fragrant rolls become a cherished part of the iftar spread, bringing joy to families as they break their fast. These delectable pastries are made with a blend of aromatic spices, orange blossom water, and sesame seeds, creating a unique flavor that perfectly complements the spirit of Ramadan. Krachel is not just a dish; it's a tradition that adds a touch of warmth and sweetness to the Ramazan festivities, symbolizing the unity and happiness shared during this sacred time.

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  • Ingredients

    • 20 Minutes
    • 12 Serving
    • 306 Calories

Moroccan Krachel Recipe

1 tbsp dry yeast
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp anise seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, soft or melted
3/4 cup (more if needed) warm milk
2 tbsp orange flower water

Egg Wash and Garnish

1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp sesame seeds - OR
1 tbsp coarse granulated sugar
  • Method & Directions

    • 20 Minutes
  1. Activating the Yeast
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Dissolve the yeast in a few tablespoons of warm (not hot) water and set aside to proof for 5 to 10 minutes while you start to make the dough.
  2. Mixing the Dough
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, sesame seeds, and anise seeds. Add the proofed yeast along with eggs, butter, milk, and orange flower water. Stir until a sticky dough forms. Adjust consistency with milk or flour if needed.
  3. Kneading and Rising
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Knead the dough until smooth, using a stand mixer or by hand. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic and then a towel, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and let it rise again for 45 minutes to an hour.
  4. Shaping and Garnishing
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Oil a large baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 12 portions and shape each into a smooth ball. Allow them to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Flatten each ball into a disc shape, cover, and let rise for an hour or until puffy. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Make an egg wash, brush each roll, and garnish with sesame seeds and/or coarse sugar.
  5. Baking and Cooling
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown, rotating the pan(s) halfway through baking for even browning. Cool the krachel on a rack completely before storing or freezing.
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
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