Makes Approximately 15 Pieces
The word khameer comes from khameera, meaning to leaven or
ferment. The dough mush be kneaded well and left at least 12 hours before
Before placing on a hot iron griddle, the dough is sprinkled with a little
water or beaten egge to bind it together. Some people quickly turn the
griddle over the heat to allow the dough to bubble and brown on top.
This bread is traditionally Bedoun and is served for breakfast, or in the
evening, when it would accompany cheese, eggs, chami, honey and home-made
1 tablespoon yeast
2 cups wheat flour
2 cups all purpose four
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon ground fennel
1/2 teaspoon saffron
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
beaten egg and sesame seeds for garnish
Dissolve yeast in tepid water. Put dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well
in the center, add eggs, yeast and oil. Add enough water to make a very
thick pancake batter, whisk well, cover tightly and put in a warm place
for 10-12 minutes.
Warm a small frying pan )ungreased). Take a handful of dough and put it
in the pan, patting in flat with little water in your hand, to form a
round pattie which is not too thick.
Heat through and when it starts to bubble, put a teaspoon of beaten egg on
top and sprinkle sesame seeds over. When the bread begins to swell and
turns brown on the bottom, remove from the pan, and put under the grill
until brown on top. Continue in this way with the reminder of the dough.