Msemmen – Moroccan Pancakes

Msemmen – Moroccan Pancakes

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Everyone is probably sick of pancakes now but I thought I’d share a recipe for Msemmen or Moroccan pancakes that I had for breakfast almost everyday in Marrakech.

They are served with honey, butter and jam as toppings. I initially thought they were made with a type of filo pastry because of the different layers and lightness to them but they are made with regular flour and semolina.

They are a nice alternative to traditional pancakes but you still get the pancake feel from them.

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Msemmen
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Servings Prep Time
10 Pancakes 45 Mins
Cook Time
5 Min
Servings Prep Time
10 Pancakes 45 Mins
Cook Time
5 Min
Msemmen
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
10 Pancakes 45 Mins
Cook Time
5 Min
Servings Prep Time
10 Pancakes 45 Mins
Cook Time
5 Min
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, semolina and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add the water while mixing with your hand to form a ball with the dough. You may need less or more water.
  3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. The dough will become smooth and elastic.
  4. Brush the dough with vegetable oil and cut small dough balls from it just slightly bigger than a ping pong ball.
  5. Place the dough balls onto a baking tray, cover them with tinfoil and let them rest for 15mins
  6. Brush your working surface with oil and using your hand flatten the dough ball.
  7. Using your fingers push the edges of the dough out until its almost transparent.
  8. Fold one side of the dough towards the centre and sprinkle some more semolina.
  9. Fold the other side over the first side.
  10. Fold the top into the middle.
  11. Fold the bottom until you form a square.
  12. Let the dough squares rest for another 15mins.
  13. Flatten the squares with your fingers and the palm of your hand until you have a thin square thats 3 times the size.
  14. Fry on an oiled pan turning a few times until each side is a golden brown colour.
  15. Enjoy them the traditional Moroccan way with honey, butter or jam. Or do what I did and lash a load of Nutella on them.
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