Welcome

Hello – Bonjour A long time ago, I fell into the cooking pot (like Obélix into the magic potion). I had the chance to grow up in Algeria, in Algiers, a wonderful city full of flavors and colors just like it’s cuisine. Coming from a family who loves eating, cooking and enjoying the small pleasure…

Palouza

Yesterday, the Holy Month of Ramadan started for muslims around the world. During this sacred month, I always cook Algerian cuisine; especially traditional dishes, breads, and sweets. Yesterday, I made Palouza, a creamy, sweet and refreshing dessert. Similar to M’halbi, both are popular in Algeria. The recipe varies from family to family, and it is…

Focaccia Bread

Yesterday I prepared a delicious Focaccia Bread, very simple to make and which was appreciated by all the family. I added some cherry tomatoes, 1 small red onion and a little thyme. I love the smell of thyme so fragrant and mine comes from my little balcony. We almost thought we were in Italy. Ingredients:…

Orange Curd

A sweet orange curd that I prepared last week, I used Valencia oranges for this recipe . This orange curd is easy to prepare and perfect for filling tart, on the top of pavlovas, cookies and much more. I always like to prepare in advance some jars and stored them into the refrigerator. Ingredients: 3…

Brittany Butter Cookies, Galettes Bretonnes

I have always had a soft spot for anything crispy, crack in the tooth that smells salty and tastes buttery with my tea or coffee. Galettes Bretonnes are French butter cookies from Brittany (located North West of France). They are made with only a few ingredients; sugar, egg, salted butter and flour. They are flat…

Khobz El Koucha, Khobz Eddar

Khobz El Koucha or Khobz Eddar are an Algerian homemade bread baked in the oven and made with only a few ingredients. In addition to fresh yeast and milk (or water), it can be made with just flour (like today), or a mix of flour and durum wheat semolina, or only with durum wheat semolina. We love…

Lemon Curd, Crème au Citron

A sweet and tangy lemon curd for today. This lemon curd is simple to make and perfect for filling tart, Swiss roll, cookies and much more. I always like to prepare in advance some jars and stored them into the refrigerator. I cooked this lemon curd for the first time when I was living in Paris (I…

Zrodiya M’chermla

I prepared this simple, fresh dish with carrots called Zrodiya M’chermla. A spicy Algerian dish served as an entrée (marinated carrots full of garlic, caraway, cumin…)! I love this dish, as it reminds me of my summer’s at my grandmother’s house. We used to prepare this dish in the garden, where we had a little…

Raspberry Tart, Tarte aux Framboises

  Raspberry Tart made with a fragrant crème patissière, a pâte sablée for the crust and raspberries for a seasonal finish! A sweet and delicious tart. Serves 8/10 Ingredients: (for the crust/pâte sablée) 300g of all purpose flour/plain flour 125g of soft butter 100g of icing sugar Zest of 1 lemon A pinch of salt 2…

Algerian Tchakchouka

Tchakchouka is a very tasty Algerian dish but also popular across North Africa in general. It is easy to prepare, especially with the abundance in tomatoes and peppers during summertime. It’s appetizing and colorful and much better when cooked with a good extra virgin oil. Ingredients: 6 long sweet pepper (Anaheim or Cubanelle) 1 long…

Cherry Cake

I love going to the market and finding something I wasn’t intending on buying. This week, I just couldn’t resist buying these delicious Cherries. They taste juicy and sweet. Ideal for any dessert (ice cream like yesterday) or a simple and sweet cake for today. Nothing extravagant, but something we like to enjoy with a good…