Not to be confused with a muffuleta, the famous New Orleans sandwich, mofleta (or mufleta) is a Jewish Moroccan dessert prepared once a year during the festival of Mimouna. Celebrated immediately after Passover, Mimouna is a feast of hospitality and well wishes. Among its traditions is opening the house to neighbors and friends (even distant ones) and setting an extravagant table of treats—almost all of them sweet. Mofletas are the stars of the party—fried on the spot and served with honey and butter. The preparation is unusual, and as you will see, quite fun. Ruth Oliver once showed me how to do it, and in a matter of minutes I was flattening, frying, and flipping mofletas like a pro.
Makes about 40 pancakes