Basic recipes to know

Basic recipes to know

Quick and easy rough puff pastry

Puff pastry is truly a worldwide recipe. Many countries have an array of pastries based on it. Many countries have a form or another of laminated dough (we have Msemmens or old-style laminated sweet bread). The Arabs and Andalusian have been laminating dough with oil or any fat as far as the 10th century and […]

North African warqa sheers
Basic recipes to know

Homemade Moroccan warqa(or ouarka) sheets

Ouarka/warka/warqa sheets are to Moroccan cuisine what filo/phyllo is to the Balkan/Levant Cuisine. It’s so important to have it around or at least to know where to buy it when needed. How they made warka in the past I still recall my mother making it the old way which was more demanding.  She had to […]

A tray of Moroccan mesemmen, mlawis (mlaouis) and rghayef (rghaef)
Basic recipes to know, Breads and pancakes, Breakfast

How to make Moroccan Msemmen: recipe and tutorial

North African Msemmen is a soft of laminated dough which comes in different forms It can also be laminated with different types of fat. Msemmen can be stuffed or unstuffed but surely cooked in a pan with a heavy bottom. When they are baked or fried in oil, we call them Rghayefs, although these days […]