Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mssemen (or Melwi)

One of the  Authentic  Moroccan Foods , Mssemen is made by different ways in Morocco & and this is the basic way of them all.
Usually it's served with some butter, honey and mint Tea.


( for 8 small Mssemen)

2   Full Cups all purpose Flour 
1   teaspoon Salt 
1   Cup warm water to assemble the dough 
2   TBS butter
4   TBS Canola oil
2   TBS semolina 


1- in big bowl combine the Flour and the Salt and pour warm water little by little till you Form a dough

2-  Knead dough by hand for 15 minutes or knead using an electric mixer with dough hook attachment for 5 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic.

3- form 8 Small balls and let them set aside for 5 min.

4- Melt the butter in the oil & prepare a Soft surface to form the Mssemen.

 5- butter and Oil your surface and put one lil ball and start working on stretching it  till it become really thin, sprinkle some semolina in it and close both sides , sprinkle some other semolina again and close the left sides to form a little square .

6- Form all the 8 squares and  heat your skillet on medium heat. 

7- stretch just lightly the first square of Mssemen you made with some butter and oil and put it in your Hot skillet flip when the face is lightly brown.
 8- conserve them in a Bread Bag , and wrap by plastic bag, put them in the freezer, you can later reheat them on the pan.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I use to eat it every morning in Morocco, hopefully I can make it half as good as Fatima

  2. you welcome Francine , i'm Glad i could help lil bit about the steps so you can make it on your Own.