Monday, July 2, 2007

khobiz mohala (sweet round bread)

Recipe by:meedo

Makes 16.

A traditional bread recipe in Arabic gulf area, bakes in a special tanor build in the ground.

Serve in weddings, special occasions (Eid al adha), or the religion occasions, with coffee and dates.

This recipe is so healthy and full of nutrition.

For the dough:
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour.
1 1/2 cup wheat bran.
1 tablespoon yeast.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
1/4 cup sugar.
1/3 cup date molasses.
A pinch of saffron soaked in 2 tablespoon of rose water.
1 cup pitted dates soaked in 1 cup of boiling water (let it cool before use it).
3/4 cup water.

In a small bowel mix together:
2 tablespoons boiling water.
2 teaspoons sugar.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Toasted sesame seeds.


(date molasses )

1)To make the dough mix the entire ingredient, knead the dough for 10 minutes. Place it in a bowl, cover, let rest for 1 hour.

2)Divide dough into 16 pieces,Shape each into a smooth ball.

3)Flat each to make a flat round square, then brush each with the (sugar and baking soda mixture), make indents with fingertips.

4)sprinkle with sesame seeds, Place on baking sheet, Cover let rise 30 minutes.

5)Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.or until it golden brown.


Anonymous said...

Everything on your blog looks so wonderful! I am going to try to find some rose water so I can makes these sweet breads. I'm not sure what date molasses is, though, or where to find it.

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you susan for your comment,
date molasses is (thick syrup made from pressed dates,we use it a lot in cooking and baking specially in traditional dessert.
you can find it in Arabic specialty shops.

Anonymous said...

I have some dates since quite a long time on my cupboard. Now I know how to use them.

Arabic Bites said...

Hi zorra,
if you make it, let me know what you think.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this looks fantastic!What a combination.Any substitute for date molasses?Can't wait to try it!!

Arabic Bites said...

Hi Annie,

you can substitute the date molasses with Sugar cane molasses or honey.

I hope that help,and sorry for taking so long to reply.

Unknown said...

Wonderful recipe and nice to find your lovely blog.

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