This time, I suggest a Tunisian traditional recipe: abraj or mbasses.
They are sort of semolina squares or lozenges, sweet, presented mainly with coffee or honey. A treat to enjoy at breakfast or during the afternoon.

Semolina Sweet Squares


  • Mix the dry ingredients together : semolina, sugar and salt.
  • Add the oil and the melted butter and mix well with hands until the mixture is totally wet.
  • Add the water gradually and mix. Don’t knead. The dough must hold when you spread it.
  • Form lozenges or squares of 1 cm of height.
  • Cook in a preheated pan for 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  • Enjoy your sweet semolina bread squares with a coffee, honey and/or jam.

Semolina Sweet Squares