Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread 5

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.

Lachuchua (Yemenite Pancake)

Lahuhua - Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread

Steven Thomas
Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible.

Ingredients
  

  • 6 teaspoons active-dry yeast
  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons oil ghee, melted butter or margarine

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve yeast in 1 cup water and wait for it to froth.
  • Add remaining ingredients to yeasty water.
  • Mix well, cover with cloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Mix again, recover, and leave for another 1 hour or until ready to cook ...
  • Pour a 1/2 cup of mixture into a frying pan (I use an 18 cm crepe pan)
  • Cook on medium heat for 2 min.
  • Cook on low heat for 4 min
  • Repeat

Notes

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

5 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?

  2. Reply manny Feb 17,2019 12:04 pm

    do you not turn it over at some point?

  3. Reply Chrlie Dec 19,2019 10:26 am

    No you only cook it on 1 side, until it is all bubbly

  4. Reply Cv Mar 4,2020 11:58 pm

    I had one the other day, nothing on it. It was fantastic!

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