Mimuna- A Moroccan Tradition Worth Adopting- Part 2

Tonight as the sun goes down, Mimuna starts. The end of not eating lavender bread and dough products and going back to eating as usual.

The highlight of this tradition are the freshly made Mufletas.

So here is how to make these fun, tasty pancake like traditional treats;

The recipe is from Shlomit Sapir, my Mimuna inspiration!

1 kg flour (2.2 lb)

50 gram dry yeast (1.7 oz)

3 cups warm water

pinch of salt

1/4 cup oil

Place yeast in 1/2 cup warm water and let stand 5 minutes.

Place the flour in a bowl and make a hole in the middle.

Pour the water and yeast into the hole and start kneading until you get a nice soft dough. The dough should be flexible and easy to work with.


Divide the dough into 40 pieces – not too big. lightly oil the counter and place the dough, shaped into round balls, on it to rest 30 minutes. Place a towel over them so they wont dry.

Warm a big pan, over low heat (medium low).

Wet the counter with oil (not too much), take a piece of dough and spread it out as thin as possible, without tearing the dough. It is easy to do with oily hands. Once you have a thin round leaf like dough, place it on the pan. Do not add oil to the pan. The dough has enough oil. You only bake it ton 1 side, once you turn the dough around, you place another one on top of the baked part. After a few moments you turn them both around and place another one on top.  Eventually you get a tall stack of Mufletas on the pan. Don’t worry, both sides will be baked thoroughly and the Mufleta wont stick to each other. after 10-15 pieces, place on a plate and serve warm.

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On the Mimuna table should be  jams, honey, butter and also a wonderful lemon syrup to put on the Mufleta. Remember, this is about the sweets and about variety for success and prosperity.

Lemon Syrup:

1 kg. sugar (2.2 lb)

Lemon juice from a large fresh lemon

A few drops of rose water.

Place it all in a sauce pan over low heat until it becomes syrupy. It takes time but the end result is wonderful.


For more on Mimuna, read my previous post. Click Here.

More Mimuna recipes to come.