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Rghaif Stuffed with Pistachios and Cheese

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Rghaif is easy to work stretched Moroccan flatbread perfect for filling. I filled mine with pistachios and cheese, and they’re SO good!!

Kudos Kitchen By Renee -  Rghaif Stuffed with Pistachios and Cheese Recipe

At first, I thought I’d made my rghaif (stuffed Moroccan pancakes) all wrong because they weren’t all flat and lovely like all the photos I’d seen of others’ rghaif.

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2014. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards and additional recipe information, but getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.

Of course, not everyone in the #BreadBakingBabes had decided to stuff theirs, but I still felt as though mine were just too big and bulky.

The good news about my rghaif or rgaif (I’ve seen both spellings) is the taste!

I filled mine with some shredded, smoked Gouda and Gruyere cheeses along with some chopped pistachios.

What can possibly be wrong with that? LOL

This North African dough is magnificent to work with. I decided to roll, and not stretch my dough, and I was amazed at how thin and pliable it became.

I suspect the oiling of the dough balls has much to do with that.

Once filled and pan-fried, the results and taste were truly incredible.

At that point, I honestly didn’t care how thick my rghaif were! They were yummy (which is the whole point of cooking anyway), and I could relax knowing that the flatbread police would not be knocking at my door because I did it wrong.

Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Rghaif Stuffed with Pistachios and Cheese Recipe

I played around just slightly with the original rgaif dough that Lien, of Notitie Van Lien, who is the host of this month, posted on her introduction to this Moroccan flatbread.

The fillings were something I decided upon after a little thought and seeing what I had available in my pantry and fridge.

I think more than anything I can’t wait to make these again and use different fillings and combinations of ingredients.

The possibilities are endless, and I can see these filled with all manner of sweet and savory concoctions!

The fact that they’re so easy to make, and take virtually no time, has me thinking about all sorts of easy weeknight dinner ideas that I get completely excited about!

Think homemade hot pockets!

Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Rghaif Stuffed with Pistachios and Cheese

Yield – 9 stuffed sandwiches     Prep Time: 20 minutes     Cook Time: 3-5 minutes per sandwich

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sprouted wheat flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped pistachios
4 ounces smoked Gouda, shredded
2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
canola oil for pan-frying

-In a large bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the flours, yeast, and salt.
-Attach the dough hook, and with the mixer on low, slowly add the warm water to the flour and yeast mixture until it comes together into a ball, and doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.
-Divide the dough mixture into 9 even dough balls and use the olive oil to coat each ball liberally (I used my hands to do this).
-Place the balls on a baking sheet and allow the dough to rest for approximately 5 minutes.
-Flatten each ball with your hand and then use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a circular shape taking care to roll them as thin as possible. *Note – There is no need to flour the work surface because the thin oil coating will keep the dough from sticking to the work surface.
-Place approximately 1 tablespoon of nuts and 1 tablespoon of cheeses into the center of each circle.
-Fold the edges of the dough evenly over the filling to form a packet. Press lightly to seal.
-Place the filled dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and continue the same process with the remaining dough balls.
-Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.
-In approximately 1 tablespoon of canola oil per batch (I cooked mine in batches of 2 and 3), fry the filled rghaif on both sides until they’re deeply golden brown and crispy.
-Best served warm.

Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Rghaif Stuffed with Pistachios and Cheese Recipe

One of the things that I love about being a part of these specialty groups like the #BreadBakingBabes (other than making friends who share my same passion for food) is that I get to experiment with recipes and techniques that I might not have tried on my own.

Though I’ve only been participating as a “friend” of the #BBB for several months they are a talented collection of bakers and bloggers who have just celebrated 6 years together as a group.

Just imagine all the recipes they’ve baked, and challenged themselves with over that amount of time. Priceless!

Want to know who the actual #BBB (Bread Baking Babes) are so maybe you’ll decide to join us in the future and become a friend, just like me? Check out their links below and start baking along. It’s a fun way to make new friends and add new and exciting recipes into your kitchen repertoire 🙂

The current bakers dozen are:

Thank you so much for visiting me here today in my Kudos Kitchen! 

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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!!

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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!!

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Wednesday 5th of March 2014

How cool that when you see the cross-section it shows how beautifully thin your dough was. And you're right. How could gouda and pistachios not be good? Well done!


Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Yes, your glass ware is perfect with these and I love your stuffing combo! Most perfect.Great baking.


Wednesday 5th of March 2014

I can't believe I haven't commented here yet (I thought I had!). I love that picture where you see the filling inside, it looks so crisp and delicious! Yes yours look different that some others, as your dough wasn't as thin, but this way you don't have the danger of that delicious cheese oozing out! Thanks so much for baking with us... the round up will be on (finally) this afternoon!