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Msemen (Arabic: مسمن, lit., "oiled, greased") is a rich traditional food in Morocco Maghreb.[1][2] These pancakes are usually an accompaniment to a cup of aromatic morning mint tea or of creamy coffee. Msemen can be stuffed with vegetables or meat fillings.

The recipe uses the following ingredients: flour, semolina, dry yeast, melted butter, salt, sugar and a bit of water. These are mixed well together into a smooth dough mixture. The dough is cut into several balls, which are then rolled out and folded into square pancakes.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Kitty Morse. Cooking at the Kasbah. Chronicle Books, 1998. ISBN 081181503X. 
  2. ^ Paula Wolfert. Moroccan Cuisine. Grub Street, 2004. ISBN 1904010903. 
  3. ^ Samuel Clark, Samantha Clark. The Moro Cookbook. Ebury Press, 2003. ISBN 009188084X. 
  4. ^ Alain Jaouhari. Marruecos: La cocina de mi madre. Intermón Oxfam Editorial, 2005. ISBN 8484523535.