In Israel, during this time of year, Malawach is generally served when the last day of pesach commences. It is served to celebrate after 8 days of unleavened products. My family is Israeli and we serve it with hard boiled egg that is browned in the oven and pureed tomatoes and schug to taste. This recipe was easy to follow and came out tasting really good.Bet'tavon
I used the baking powder and vinegar, substituted 1 cup of flour for whole wheat, and used olive oil instead of margarine or butter. The final product is a bit less layered than the more labor intensive kneading in margarine, but delicious and more wholesome. If I had realized how easy it is to make homemade malawah, I would have done it long ago! This recipe has made my family very happy. The reason I grabbed the recipe in the first place was actually in an attempt to make jahnun, the baked version of the dough. I also used 1 cup whole wheat and olive oil, baked at low heat overnight, and it was just as tasty as the store bought jahnun. This recipe is a keeper.
quite authentic recepie... i would not add baking powder. the most important aspect of this dish is to fold and roll the Malawah enough times. another method is to incorporate about 2 teaspoons of margarine into the dough circle, pushing and kneading it in but maintaining the circle than cut a line open from the center of the dough circle to the outside edge than take one end and roll it around counterclockwise into a ball. repeat few times, allowing to rest between. this will create a great layered fried bread. dip in tomato, salt and pepper dip.
This is one recipe that is going to be used in my house for a long time to come. Really good. Didn't put in the vinegar. Had it with a curry and that was good! It's a keeper. Thanks for posting it!!
I'm always a little nervous trying a new bread recipe but it turned out quite well and is rich and tasty with all that butter. I did use the vinegar but I'm wondering if using yogurt as part of the liquid would work as well? I'm tempted to try.