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Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Massa is the traditional crepe of Benin! A fermented rice crepe that can also be made with millet flour or a mix of both flours.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: African, Beninese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 1 lb millet flour
  • 1 ripe banana , mashed
  • ¼ cup rice
  • cup sugar
  • Vegetable Oil
  1. Combine millet flour and water. The dough must not be liquid but firm enough to form a ball.
  2. Cover this ball and let it sit for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. The next day, add ¾ to 1 cup (180-240ml) of cold water to the dough. The consistency of the dough must be a little thicker than a pancake batter. Mix well with a stand mixer or food processor so that the dough increases in volume. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  4. Cook rice with ½ cup (130ml) of water over medium heat for 15 minutes. Make a porridge by mixing the cooked rice.

  5. Add the mixed rice to the dough and mix well in a food processor.
  6. Add banana and sugar and continue mixing.
  7. Add about ¾ cup (180ml) of water and mix to obtain a fairly liquid mixture.

  8. Oil a non-stick pan and cook ladles of dough 2 minutes on each side (in the same way as pancakes).