This is another traditional typical crepe, very popular in the West region of the Kingdom of Morocco, called Razat El Quadi or El Kadi ( رزة القاظي - also spelled Rzeeza or Rzyza or Rziza = رْزِيزَة ), which is a unique Moroccan crepe, that literally means 'Judge's Turban'. S trangely enough, these delicious Moroccan crepes are named after a turban, which is a traditional and rural head dress that Moroccan men wear in some regions, especially in the Sahara (Desert) to protect them from wind, dust, dry hot weather in summer and cold, sandstorms in winter. A turban is practical because it's easy to wear, it is just twisted (it should not be flat), then shaped into a snail or snake form and put on the head. Along with the turban, men often wear a Jelaba (Djellaba), which is a loose-fitting hooded robe with long, full sleeves, and hand-made leather shoes called Babouche = بَبُوشْ or Balgha (Balra) = بْلْغَة ( The letters " gh " stand for th
No, no, these are not crumpets! These are crepes of a thousand holes called "Baghrir", pronounced as BA R (French R ) = R EE R (English R) = بغرير . The letters " gh " in the word " Ba gh rir ", together are pronounced like the French " R ", similar to a gargling sound in the back of the throat, like in the French word " R ivière " . On the other hand, the letter " r " in the word "B agh r i r " is pronounced like the rolling English " R ", as in the word " R ain".
Since I was young I've always been intrigued by these se same/honey cookies , called in Morocco "Chebakia", not only for their beautiful flower shape but also because they are surprisingly delicious sweet treats and I love all the flavours in them! Chebakia is one of the luxurious, tasteful, traditional and special occasion sweet, served without fail on Moroccan Ramadan table with Harira on Ftour (Iftar) meal. However; in some regions in Morocco, c hebakia is also served at wedding ceremonies and other special feasts. Traditionally, few days before Ramadan , the whole family usually gets together to make large numbers of these cookies, which are customarily shaped like a rose, symbolizing "Respect and Love". Because of chebakia popularity and its cultural significance in Morocco, this has made these sesame/honey cookies synonymous with Ramadan . In fact, n o Moroccan Ramadan is complete without c hebakia , which can be bough