Are you perhaps looking for an easy recipe to make Msemen ? Is it your first time cooking it ? You found the right article
The diversity of Moroccan cuisine is due to its openness to several
cultures , including Amazigh culture , although Amazighe cuisine is less famous than Moroccan Cuisine , but Morocco owes to Amazigh cuisine many recipes , including the dish we will prepare today .
The Msemen is our article star for today .
The msemen is a kind of pancake of Amazigh origin , which is very popular in the Maghreb ( in Morocco , Tunisia and Algeria too ) it is present in the table of all Arabs . Althoughit this dish is really simple ; it remains very special and loved by everyone .
The msemenis a form of \” pancake \” or bread that usually has a square shape , sometimes we find it in a round shape. Its name in Berber means \”well cooked\” or, \” well kneaded \” .
These pancakes are mainly eaten with honey and smen, honey and butter , cheese , jam sometimes or simply nature. The msemen can be sweet as it can be eaten salty . Just change a few ingredients and cook with a couple of different elements to get salty msemen . As for the stuffing , you can opt for minced meat , onions and pepper, or msemen with khlii which is also very good .
It can even be used as a key ingredient in the preparation of a dish , like for example \”refissa\”, which is a very popular dish in Morocco . The msemen overlayer and flattened then cut into medium pieces , a sausage is added so that it is not very dry . It is served with onions , chicken or pigeon .
Moroccans like to taste and savor this delight with honey and melted butter around a round table with mint tea, in the afternoon of a long cold autumn or winter day . It can sometimes be accompanied by a cup of hot coffee , and it can be served as a dish in breakfast or in the holy month of Ramadan accompanied by chebakia.
The names of Msemen vary from country to country and from city to another in Morocco . Let\’s call it al – Mallawi or RAGHIFor they even call it Al marfouq in the region of Tawert , in Tunisia , the msemen also has the same name as in Morocco . They call it Malawi , and in Algeria it has many names, including : Khanshala , Um Al – Bawaqi , Shalf , etc …
What distinguishes this oriental dish is that you can make large quantities of it and keep it until you want to use it.
Here is a simple and effective way to conserve and store it properly :
You can put it in a clean towel which has been placed in freezer bags , and then put it in a clean towel and cover it with aluminum foil in order to maintain its moisture and then put it in a hot sauce pan without oil to refresh it and that it regains its basic texture again .
If this is your first time preparing the Moroccan mseme , get ready to have a little small workout. Its preparation requires a certain physical effort , it must be well kneaded .
Here’s how to prepare it :
The ingredients you’ll need :
- 400 g of flour .
- 400 g of durum semolina ( soft wheat ) .
- 12 g of salt .
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder .
- A little oil.
Method and steps of realization :
- Mix the flour , semolina and add a little salt in a bowl .
- Add water and mix well until the consistency is soft smooth .
3- Now it will be necessary to knead the dough with the help of your fists , gradually adding water to relax the dough and repeat this action for at least 20 minutes .
4- When you’re done , grease your hands with filtered butter and divide the dough to small balls . Then place it in an oil -greased dish .
5 – Cover your dough with a sticky film and let it act for about ten minutes and during that moment .
Mix soft semolina and baking powder together in a bowl .
And in another bowl put the oil and butter to prepare it .
6. Then , spread a ball of dough on a surface greased with oil – so that it does not stick – until the dough becomes semi-transparent .
7- Sprinkle the mixture with butter and oil andupweed the mixture of semolina and yeast .
8- Then fold each side and bring it to the center until you get a square shape .
9- Spread another piece of dough without bending it and place the first wrapped square in the middle .
How to cook Msemen ?
1- Once all the pancakes are finished , take back each box and then dispatch it slightly to enlarge it and so that it is a little thin , while keeping its square shape .
2- Heat a saucepan over medium heat , then cook the dough until both sides change color and become a little solid .
And that\’s it , your Msemen is ready .
The Msemen is served hot , in Morocco you can find it in GUELIZ , at the GATO pastry shop .
The process of its preparation is somewhat similar to the one of bread and pancakes .
By following this method , you can only be sure to succeed in your recipe .
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