Msemmen is one of the best Moroccan foods that exist , it is a Moroccan fried bread. In Morocco, msemen (also known as “rghaif”) are enjoyed for breakfast or teatime with anything sweet or savoury , and you can have them at any time of the day.

The sweet fried bread is topped with melted butter and honey .


  • 150 gr plain flour .
  • 150 gr semolina flour .
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • 1½ cups warm water.
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 20 gr melted butter.


  1. in a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients .
  2. Add 1½ cups of warm water, and mix to form a dough. If the mixture is too dry and you can’t form a dough, add a couple tablespoons of water bit by bit.
  3. If the dough is too sticky to handle, add a little flour one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes, until the dough is very smooth and elastic.
  5. Set a bowl of the melted/soft butter and some oil aside.
  6. Cover your hands with oil.
  7. divide the dough in small balls
  8. Continue until all the dough is divided.
  9. Starting with the first ball you made, add more of the butter mixture to your hands and work surface. Flatten the ball to a very, very thin layer and Rub some oil on top, and fold into thirds.
  10. Add some oil and sprinkle some semolina on the strip and fold again into thirds.
  11. Repeat the same process until you have folded all the dough balls.
  12. Add a small amount of oil and preheat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  13. Starting with the first that you assembled, oil your hands and begin flattening the dough. It should be thin .
  14. • Gently place the flattened msemen on a warm pan and cook on each side turning several times until golden.
    * If it does not turn to a golden color, you are not using enough oil.
  15. Finally serve your msemen with melted butter and honey and a glass of mint tea. Then enjoy the tasty fried bread “msemen”. 🙂