Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread 2

Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible. Traditionally served with soups and stews
… and Yemenites like their food hot. This recipe caught my eye when looking at the bread recipes in Ganon and Maiberg (1990). Then when we had a bunch of left over curries in the fridge from a night at an Indonesian restaurant, I thought it it a good opportunity to try it out.

A few months later I visited some Yemen people to watch them make Pita, and amongst other things, they offered me pancakes. I was pleased to see that mine looked and tasted like theirs.

Lahuhua - Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread
Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 teaspoons active-dry yeast
  2. 3 cups lukewarm water
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 5 tablespoons oil, ghee, melted butter or margarine
Instructions
  1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup water and wait for it to froth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to yeasty water.
  3. Mix well, cover with cloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Mix again, recover, and leave for another 1 hour or until ready to cook ...
  5. Pour a 1/2 cup of mixture into a frying pan (I use an 18 cm crepe pan)
  6. Cook on medium heat for 2 min.
  7. Cook on low heat for 4 min
  8. Repeat
Adapted from Ganon and Maiberg (1990)
Adapted from Ganon and Maiberg (1990)
Balagan Recipes http://balaganrecipes.info/

Reference

Ganon, A., and Maiberg, R. (1990). Taste of Israel: A Mediterranean Feast. Steimatzky

2 thoughts on “Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread

  1. Reply Menashe Jul 19,2016 9:35 pm

    step 8 says repeat but what is it that you repeat?

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