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Krachel topped with sesame seeds

Krachel Recipe | Moroccan Style Brioche

Krachel are Sweet Moroccan Brioches, or Sweet Rolls, that are flavoured with Orange Blossom Water, vanilla and a few other spices. If you are a fan of sweet fluffy things, you are going to love this Moroccan brioche.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword Brioche, Krachel, Moroccan, Recipe, Sweet Rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 212 kcal
Author Idriss


  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk, lukewarm
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/4 tsp ground anise
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water

Egg wash

  • 1 large egg yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. To your stand mixer bowl, add your warm milk and yeast. Let sit for the yeast to bloom. Once you start noticing bubbles, you will know that your yeast is alive and ready to go. To the same bowl, add your egg, sugar and orange blossom water. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

  2. Add your flour, ground star anise, ground fennel, ground cardamom and salt to the bowl. Attach your dough hook and mix on the lowest speed. Once the dough starts coming together, add your butter. Mix on low speed for 5 minutes and then on high speed for another 5 minutes.

    If you are doing this by hand, knead your dough vigorously for 10 about 10 minutes or until your get a smooth but slightly sticky dough ball.

  3. Take your dough out of the bowl and form into a ball. Divide your ball into 6-8 equal pieces and shape them into a smaller balls. Place your dough ball on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and let them rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until they roughly double in size.

  4. While your dough is rising, preheat your oven to 375F.

  5. Brush your dough ball with the beaten egg yolk and drizzle a few sesame seeds on top of each ball. Bake your brioches in the middle rack of your oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Take out of the oven, let your brioches completely cool down before serving. Enjoy!