Moroccan Msemen is a delicious and versatile flatbread that is a popular breakfast and snack food in Morocco. It’s similar to a pancake, but with a flaky, layered texture that makes it perfect for dipping or filling with your favorite ingredients. Here’s a recipe for you to try:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fine semolina flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Butter or oil, for cooking


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, semolina flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  2. Slowly add the warm water to the dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon or your hands, until you have a soft, smooth dough. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Cover the balls with a damp towel and let them rest for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil your hands and work surface. Take one ball of dough and flatten it with your hands into a thin, rectangular shape, about 1/8-inch thick. Brush the surface of the dough with vegetable oil.
  5. Fold one-third of the dough over the center, then fold the other side over to create a three-layered rectangle. Repeat this process with the remaining balls of dough.
  6. Heat a large non-stick pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil to the pan.
  7. Cook the msemen, one at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with the remaining msemen, adding more butter or oil to the pan as needed.

How to serve:

Serve the msemen hot with honey, jam, cheese, or your favorite filling.


  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit of flour until it becomes easier to work with.
  • You can store the cooked msemen in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days, and reheat them in the microwave or oven before serving.
  • You can also freeze the msemen for later use. Just make sure to separate each layer with wax paper before freezing.

Msemen is a fun and delicious Moroccan dish that you can enjoy for breakfast, snack,s or as a side dish for your main meal. It’s flaky, buttery, and incredibly satisfying. Try this recipe at home and get creative with your toppings and fillings!


About Mohamed .B

Always fascinated by the skill and creativity of the hands that make the Moroccan product, I devote myself to the work of art. I try to convey on all continents my knowledge, my full knowledge of the Berbers.

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