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Breakfast pancakes

Berrirs or Baghrirs are thick but cloud like pancakes that are consumed in Morocco, with a honey and butter sauce, for breakfast – or for pudding during Ramadan. They have a chewy and supple bite and keep only for 24h, but they rarely last that long.

Al fresco breakfast

Ingredients list:

  • Warmed Water 1l
  • Sel
  • Fresh bakers yeast 2 tsp
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Flour 100g
  • Semolina 250g

Heat the water in the Thermomix bowl until touch warm. About 3min at 80 degrees will do.

Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl of the Thermomix.
Mix at speed 4 or 5 for 4 /5 minutes.
Leave to rise until the mixture thickens and tiny bubbles appear on the surface. 15 minutes to start with.
If the mix is too thin, whisk some more and leave for a few minutes. It should have the appearance of a light custard and create a ribbon when the spoon is dipped in.

Heat a pancake grid or a cast iron plate on the hob and drop ladle-fuls of the batter to form round pancakes, the size of a pudding plate. They cook on one side and lots of bubbles appear on the top side.

Serve warm with some butter melted in honey. I thank Chaibia and Noheed for their kind help in teaching me this family recipe with patience and generosity…

Banana pancakes with Jack Johnson


Pancake day is back and I give you the fluffiest pancake recipe, tried and tested on the Aga. 
Try them with anything but I served these with a very yummy banana and toffee sauce… Recipe to follow! Diner beckons …
Thick creamy pancakes with banana sauce
Ingredients list:
Plain flour 175g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Caster sugar 25g
eggs 2 large
Plain natural yogurt 200ml ( Not the skinny version, please!)
sunflower oil 2 Tbsp
Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar.
Make  a well in the flour.
Beat the eggs in omelette together and pour into your well.
Add the yogurt.
Beat well to form a smooth batter.
Leave to rest and heat a little oil in a pan. 
Drop a big dollop of batter and watch in rise and ooze a little!
Serve with a banana sauce and whole split bananas then put on Jack Johnson’s moody song “Banana pancakes”: “Pretend like is’s the week end now/ We can pretend it all the time…”
 I love it ….