Harcha is a type of Moroccan bread that is cooked on the stovetop. Usually served for breakfast; during tea time with jam or with honey and butter syrup. Or at the afternoon snack time .


  • 230 g semolina
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60 g butter at room temperature
  • 90 ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons zaatar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped black olives


• In a bowl mix the dry ingredients, the semolina, zaatar, olives, baking powder and salt .

• Add the soft butter to this ingredients ; mix them together with your hands untill it will be stiff.

• Add the milk and mix again , until you obtain a dough consistency.  Let the harcha dough rest for 20 minutes to allow the semolina flour to absorb the milk.

• Divide the dough into equal sized balls and coat it with more smolina on each side to obtain a crispy texture once cooked.

• Place them in a warm pan over medium-low heat and cook on each side for 5 minutes or until golden .

 • Serve warm with honey or jam. 🙂