200 grams semolina flour
100 grams all-purpose flour
200 milliliter lukewarm water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon yeast

1/2 cup cheese, shredded
1/2 cup za’tar

1. In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, yeast and add water (spoon by spoon) until dough like consistency. Knead dough until smooth, roughly 10 minutes. Coat dough with oil and sit back into bowl, covered in a warm area for 20 minutes.

2. On a non-stick baking mat lay dough, divide into five even balls. With a rolling pin, gently roll dough into a thin layer. With a pastry brush paint butter all over dough. At this time, you can place fillings of your choice inside the dough (cheese, meat, za’tar or leave plain). Fold dough into square.

3. In an 8-inch skillet, add remaining butter, cook each side until lightly brown and dough has fully cooked.

Yields: 5

Recipe Adapted from Do it The Moroccan Way

9 Responses to Msemen

  • buildyourtraffic says:

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    Come visit.

  • Clumbsy Cookie says:

    A friend gave me a jar of za’tar and I’m really happy to see a recipe that uses it! Must be yummy!

  • UmmAbdurRahman says:

    You should try filling it in the algerian way: saute onions, green peppers and seeded/peeled tomatoes with some cumin/salt/pepper and garlic.
    People in Algiers(and maybe elsewhere) call this mhadjeb. Thanks for sharing, these look great.

  • limeandlemon says:

    This looks really good … im gonna try it soon noor .. and will let you know how it turn … oh yea and it was nicely posted ;-) .. Laila ..

  • Shawna says:

    These look delicious! Thank you for the kind comments on my blog! I have added your blog to my Google Reader to follow! :)

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