Baghrir – Moroccan pancakes with honey-butter

Baghrir – Moroccan pancakes with honey-butter

Baghrir, also known as thousand holes pancakes, is a Moroccan pancake. Drizzeld with honey-butter, these chewy, yeasted pancakes are gonna be your favourite breakfast from now on. They get their name from cooking them on one side, as soon as the batter hits the pan, tiny holes start appeating on the pancake. The more holes the better (if your bahrir doesn’t have much holes, then your batter is missing some ingredients).

Traditionally, baghrir is served with honey-butter, but they can also be served plain, or with sugar sprinkled on top, or with some jam, chocolate or other toppings. I serve them usually with honey-butter and some fruit like strawberries or blueberries.

Try it, you will love it! And let me know what you think!


Baghrir - Moroccan pancakes with honey-butter

April 26, 2017
: 30
: 60 min
: 10 min
: easy

Delicious light Moroccan pancakes, also known as Baghrir or thousand holes pancakes. Served with honey-butter perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a sweet snack.


  • 250 g semolina
  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon yeast (instant)
  • 32 g baking powder
  • 8 g vanilla sugar
  • 550 ml lukewarm water
  • salt
  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 90 g honey
  • Step 1 Mix the semolina, flour, yeast, baking powder, vanilla sugar, and a bit of salt in a blender with the warm water. Blend until there are no lumbs and the batter is smooth.
  • Step 2 Cover the bowl with plastic foil and a dishcloth, and keep the bowl in a warm place and let it sit for, at least, an hour. When you see small bubbles on the top of the batter, then your batter is ready to cook.
  • Step 3 Grease a non-stick pan and place it over medium high heat. Wait for the pan to become very hot to start baking your pancakes.
  • Step 4 Start baking the pancakes, place a small amount of batter (as much as you would normally use for small pancakes, if the batter is a bit thick, add some more lukewarm water) and leave the pancake until it dries out. The batter should start bubbling, and the holes start to show, as soon as you place the batter on the pan. The baghrir is ready when the batter is no longer wet, this will take 1-2 minutes. Baghrir are cooked only on one side, so never flip them while baking as the pancake will loose the holes.
  • Step 5 Repeat until you used all your batter.
  • Step 6 To make honey-butter, heat equal portions of honey and butter until melted. You could also add some cinnamon to the syrup.
  • Step 7 Serve with the honey-butter, and optionally with some fruit and toasted almonds.

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