I’ve been posting all news, news, news for a while now and have done a culture post recently. Then this image popped up in Getty Images so here I am sharing it along with a recipe I found on Youtube.Embed from Getty Images
Lahoh, also Laḥūḥ is a spongy, pancake-like bread originating in Yemen. it is popular in Israel, where it was introduced by the many Yemenite Jews who immigrated to Israel. Lahoh is prepared from a dough of plain flour, self-raising flour, warm water, yeast, and salt. The mixture is beaten by hand until soft and creamy.
There are quite a few recipe videos on Youtube, but I really like this one because the video is nice and easy to follow (with English subtitles) and includes the directions in the description.
The photo above says that lahoh is beaten by hand, but this recipe uses a whisk. The actual cooking part looks a bit tedious with rinsing the bottom of the pan with cold water between batches.
Recipe for Lahoh: Ingredients * White flour – 3 small cups * Fresh yeast – ½ teaspoon * Salt – ½ teaspoon * Sugar – Flat teaspoon * Water – 3 small cups * Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
How to prepare:
1. Mix the flour, the sugar, the yeast and the 3 cups of water. When mixed, add the baking powder to the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes.
2. When the dough begins to bubble, you can start working with it. the batter (prepare baking powder if you do not have “eyes” on the Dough, you can always add half a teaspoon).
3. Heat a Teflon pan, pour a cup of the dough into it, and cook only one side until the bread comes out.
If you’re looking for serving suggestions for your newly made lahoh, Cooking With Mali has a recipe for Ethiopian Beets Stew. Her fingernails are very impressive in both videos.