Moroccan Pancakes, Msemen

Fresh baked Moroccan square pancakes called Rghaif or Msemen with butter and jam
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Calories: 264

Rating: 2 Stars

Msemen, flattened square moroccan pancake


  • 300 g of fine semolina
    500 g of flour
    1 teaspoon fine salt
    500 ml warm water
    300 ml vegetable oil
  • 4o g soft unsalted butter
    50 g of fine semolina



Start preparing the dough

  • Mix the flour, semolina and salt. Ideally, make this mixture in a stand mixer for a smooth paste at speed 1.
    Pour the water little by little and when the dough forms a ball, switch to speed 2 for 10 minutes for it to be well kneaded.
    If you do it by hand, do not neglect the kneading. Otherwise, your dough will not be elastic enough.

Step 2

  • Prepare your work plan so you can put your dough into 120 gram balls. Take a silicone brush and coat all balls with oil


  • Oil your hands well, and flatten each ball until you have the finest possible paste. Take care that the dough does not tear


  • Dot the dough with butter and then sprinkle it with a little semolina. Fold the edges towards the middle and sprinkle again with semolina. Do the same thing to get a square


  • Repeat the process until all the balls of dough have been folded into squares
  •  Take a square of dough, flatten it to obtain a thickness of about 5 mm


Heat your pan with a drop of oil

  • Place the msemen in the pan and fry, turn the square msemen over several times
  • You can cook the msemen for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brow. enjoy!