Yesterday, I needed a change of pace and wanted to do something different. One of the things I enjoy eating is a pita bread, and I came across this recipe for Moroccan skillet bread, also called “Rghayef” (no, I have no idea how to pronounce that, but I imagine it is an English rendering of an Arabic word).
Well, I did not pay enough attention to the photos! I did not end up with exactly what you see in the above link, but something a little bit different; yet still tasty enough that I gorged my belly on them! They were especially good right off the skillet, warm. I tried them with butter melting, honey, and olive oil… and I could put on some weight if I keep making these.
Mine ended up being thick enough that I could split them. There definitely was an air pocket inside after cooking, but I had to play around with the heat settings on my stove to get them to cook just right.
I know that I made mine a bit too thick. I did not flatten the dough balls enough. However, what I ended up with was something that almost resembled an English Muffin, only smaller. When I split the resulting bread, the texture inside was very much like that of an English muffin, with the very airy bubbles. I decided to try a couple of them toasted after I split them, and they were toasted, they were very much like what I would use to make a breakfast of a muffin with an egg and round sausage.
The biggest difference is that they just were not as thick.
So, I am going to try to make these again, in two different ways. I am going to try to make them to match the original recipe but also, I’m going to see if I have come across an inexpensive way to make something like an English muffin, so I don’t have to spend the exorbitant costs of those at the supermarket when I want one. English muffins to me are a great way to make a quick breakfast or even as a snack, with a slice of tomato and then a couple of slices of cheese, melted on top.
One of the things I had to learn was how much yeast was in a package of yeast. The Moroccan skillet bread recipe called for two packages of instant yeast, but I just buy yeast in a bottle now. Well, a package of instant yeast contains about 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.