Muufo Baraawe

This bread was adapted from Barlin Ali's book Somali Cuisine.

2 c. semolina flour
1/4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 ts. onion powder
1 ts. garlic; minced
1/2 ts. instant yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water
salt to taste

1. Combine the flours, sugar, onion powder, yeast, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
2. Add the water and knead to make a dough.
3. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 6 hours.
4. Work the dough gently with your hands and set aside to let rise a second time.
5. Using wet hands, divide into 6 pieces.
6. Roll with the palm of your hands to form a ball.
7. Place on an oiled baking pan, spacing them 2 - 3 inches apart.
8. Cover tightly with foil and place on the lower rack of the oven for about 15
minutes or until the bottom is golden in color.


  1. You are the greatest cook sister! I can't wait to try this. It looks inexpensive and pretty uncomplicated. Love you lots!

  2. Lisa is right, this does look easy to make.Definitely will give it a go!
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  8. how long do you set it aside for the second time?

  9. until it rises again. that just depends 1 - 2 hours

  10. assalam aleykum tammy
    thanks for your good work. i had a question about muufo. is it 3 cups selfraising and again 1 1/2 cup flour.....which flour please. i know you are already doing brilliant work but was wondering if you could kindly put the ingredients in a measuring scale in either 0z or gram.
    as we all live in different places and cups are different.

    3 cups self-raising flour
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup corn flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 Tbsp. garlic; minced
    1 Tbsp. yeast
    5 1/2 - 6 cups warm water
    oil for drizzling


  11. honey thanks for the great work u doing but some words i can understand, can u just translate to somali i realy like to cook but i dont know!!!!

  12. Tammy, I think you are a wonderfull woman and your cooking is great,as a Somali woman I give you credit for what you are doing in this web.I am learning alot from you,thank you.

  13. How much does this recipe make? I mean how much muufo does this recipe make??


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