Celebrate Ramadan Moroccan style with a traditional soup and bread menu.
Step 1: Make harira Make harira. Heat the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley, celery, lentils, butter, 3 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 8 1/2 cups of water over medium heat for 45 minutes.
Step 2: Add the tomato paste Add the tomato paste. Then slowly add 1/3 cup flour that has been diluted with just enough water to cover the flour while you stir the soup. Add the vermicelli and heat for another 10 minutes, then enjoy!
Step 3: Make Moroccan bread Make Moroccan bread. Start by putting 7/8 cups water, the bread flour, semolina flour, 1 teaspoon anise seed, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon white sugar, and yeast in a bread machine set to the dough setting and start the machine.
Step 4: Punch dough Remove the dough from the machine when it is done and punch it down. Then divide it into two halves and form it into balls. Flatten the balls down to a 3/4-inch thickness and place them on a floured baking sheet. Then put them in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes.
TIP: You can sprinkle the loaves with sesame seeds before baking them.
Step 5: Bake Brush the two halves with olive oil and prick them all over with a fork. Then place them in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When the loaves are golden brown, they are ready to be devoured.
FACT: The entire country of Morocco is only slightly larger than the American state of California.