Rghaif or Msmmen – Moroccon pankcakes

Rghaif or Msmmen - Moroccon pancakes
Rghaif or Msmmen – Moroccon pancakes

How good isn’t it with pancakes. How do you like your pancakes? And there are so many different kinds of pancakes. All equally good. I still remember when I was a child, was pancake the only thing I refused to eat . It persisted until I became an adult. Why I did not like the pancake , I still not know yet . But today I do it often and in many different ways .
When I make pancakes at home , I will share my them with you readers . And I promise there will be many different ways.
Today there will be pancakes from Morocco , Msmmen or Rghaif as it is called . A beloved child has the many names is a common saying .
It is special in many different ways. First, it contains semolina and the special fold. I will show you how to fold them properly.
Eaten happy with honey, cream cheese or jam.
220g flour
45g semolina
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tsp dry yeast
¾ cup water, approximately
oil (possibly melted butter and semolina but it is not required )

Working together to form a smooth dough ball all the ingredients up to the mark . Knead the dough a long long time . Divide into balls about 5 pieces. Let rise about 30 minutes. Take oil in baking board and hands , take a dough ball and flatten into a thin, thin round circle with his hands . Now the special fold. Take a page and fold it so the end comes in the middle , do the same with the opposite end. Oil the sides that came up now. Fold the short side to the middle. Oil the folded side again . And then put the other end in the middle and oil it with. And you get a square package. Let rise for about 30 minutes. Bake in a medium hot pan with some oil in. Serve preferably with honey, cream cheese or jam .












9 Comments Add yours

  1. LFFL says:

    Wow. Those are pancakes? They look fabulous!


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yepp they are pancakes 🙂 Just not the shape we are use to. They taste fantastic! Try them and let me know 🙂


  2. Karoleen says:

    Reblogged this on Karoleen.


  3. Dinner Bank says:

    Reblogged this on DINNER BANK and commented:

    Todays lunch 🙂 I LOVE this pancakes! And with this cream I have at home… Heavenly 🙂


  4. thatnavaword says:

    I love pancakes with just apricot jam. Or i layer them and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and drizzle a strawberry blitz on them with ice cream or cream. i even use them for lasagna. But they way they look from the pic alone, before i saw how you made them, they resemble a bread here that we call a VETKOEK, roughly translated as FAT CAKE. it a dough made in to shapes like these and then you deep fry them in oil at a medium heat until golden brown. They are great just with plain butter on or with some grated cheese, but their general use is for beef mince curry. you slice them open, top with your curry and enjoy. hmmm.. now i want some


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes they have an ususall look 🙂 When I was in Morocco I saw people eating them a lot and I couldnt found out what it was until the second last day of the trip. A quick leasson how to make them as well. Came home and now I do them often. 🙂 Have to try to find the recipe for vetkoek then. Sounds very intresting 🙂


      1. thatnavaword says:

        It’s actually just a basic white bread recipe. 4 cups of flour, 1 pcket of yeast, luke warm water, pinch of salt. Mix in to a nice tidy ball. let rise to double it’s size. knead down again and roll into a tube/snake form. flatten slightly with hands and cut into portions. let that rise as well. then eat oil in wide pan till a slow medium heat. enough oil to just go half way as thick as the bread and fry , turning to all sides till it’s golden brown all the way around. place in bowl that you can let the excess oil drain and even as it’s standing and cooling the heat still bakes it from the inside. then enjoy. Lemme know if you EVER try it.


  5. M. R. says:

    SUTTINGLY going to have a go at these (damn you!) … 😉


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You will love them for sure 🙂


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