Algerian Msemen Recipe


  • 500g of flour
  • 300ml of warm water
  • 1 tsp of active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  3. Slowly add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead for about 10-15 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 1 hour, until it has doubled in size.
  5. Divide the dough into small balls (about the size of a golf ball).
  6. Flatten each ball of dough into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Brush the surface of the dough circle with vegetable oil.
  8. Fold the dough circle into a square shape.
  9. Roll out the square dough again, into a thin sheet.
  10. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  11. Cook the Msemen for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  12. Serve warm with honey or jam.
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