RECIPE= Arabic Msemen pancakes

The Arabic culture is such a vibrant, colorfull and kind culture. With such a nice kitchen! In the summer I always go out (because of the free time) in the backyard and start making Msemen. The sweet and savoury taste makes me go wild! I love to make this when guest are at home; easy,cheap and you can make a huge amount. Then I share them with my neighbours.


  • 400 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of groat flour
  • 1/2 theespoon eastpowder
  • 1 theespoon salt
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 300 ml lukewarm water


  • mix al the ingredients, but let out the butter and oil and slowly add the water
  • keep kneading for 10 minutes
  • take some foil and put it over the dough and wait for 20 minutes
  • melt the butter and mix it with the sunflower oil and add in a little bowl
  • make little round bowls of the dough
  • put a bit of oil on them and groats (this  make them crispy)
  • fold the dough over and over and roll over it
  • you will end with a thin square
  • again add some oil
  • warm the pan
  • insert the square dough in a bit of oil again and gently add in the pan
  • bake them golden brown on bothsides
  • cover them with a teacloth so they keep moist.
  • enjoy!!!

Big kisses,




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