Qrashel are delicious, brioche-like rolls, flavored with anise and sesame seeds.
Rabat – Qrashel, also known as Lgorss, are sweet and delicious Moroccan sesame rolls. A traditional recipe, the ingredients do vary from region to region but today I will show you how we make them in my home.
My children love to start the day with these delicious sweet bread rolls, smothered in cheese and dipped in olive oil. These sesame flavored rolls are sweet and fluffy, like French brioche, but have an extra flavor kick from the anise seeds.
Qrashel are best served with tea or coffee with olive oil and honey for dipping.
First check you have all the ingredients to hand:
300ml of warm milk
150ml of oil
150 grams of granulated sugar
8 grams of baking powder
8 grams of orange flower sugar
1 tablespoon of baking yeast
1 tablespoon of anise seeds
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
1 egg and 1 egg white (yolk for garnish)
1 tablespoon of soft butter
500 grams of all-purpose flour
Now it’s time to start cooking:
Add the milk, oil, sugar eggs, baking yeast and 200 grams of flour.
Mix the ingredients well and let rest in a warm place for 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour the batter into a large bowl, add the other ingredients except butter and mix with a spatula. Add more flour if needed with the soft butter. The dough should be soft and sticky (no need to knead the dough).
Cover the dough and let it rest for an hour or until it doubles in size.
Knock the dough back then form medium balls and place them on a greased oven tray. Now flatten the balls a little bit and cover to rise again.
Brush the tops of the bread rolls with the mixture of egg yolk and half a teaspoon of instant coffee, then sprinkle some sesame on the top.
Bake the Qrashel in a preheated oven on 180 degrees until they become golden brown (about 15 minutes).
Serve wark with honey, jam, or cheese and a lovely cup of tea.