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khobiz mohala (sweet round bread)

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khobiz mohala (sweet round bread)



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 socked in 2 tablespoon of rose water.

1 cup pitted dates socked 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.


meedo's picture

If you don't have or know the date syrup, use maple syrup or molasses instead of the date syrup. But you well end up with a different taste; it's ok to tray something different and come out with a new taste.

My favorite breakfast is pancake with date syrup ,

Another way to serve with Arabic khobiz (flat bread or pita bread) by mixing date syrup with tahini paste (made from crushed sesame seeds) so tasty, it's like the American style when it comes to peanut butter and jam.

Try it, and hope you like the taste.


alyaman's picture



 it's great job

very nice

i well try it soon inshalla

alyaman's picture


 it's great  sweet bread

 i do it this morning with my sourdough....  it 's sooooo delicious..

8 of this balls i decorated  by chocolate chips

and the  other 8 balls like meedo balls >>>>>





droidman's picture

I am thinking that I got something wrong, though. Perhaps the kind of rose water I used was too strong, because the infusion of perfume is so strong it pretty much overwhelms everything else that's going on in the bread. 

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jrudnik (not verified)

Would Date molasses be the same thing as date syrup? I can't seem to find it anywhere and know of no locations near me where I can find some date molasses. I do, however, have lots of dates and a recipe for date molasses. Your bread looks so delicious that I would really like to try it! Would date syrup produce a similar result?