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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…

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 Tchaktchouka

Tchaktchouka 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…

Cherry Ice Cream

Hot, hot, hot, summer is here in Dubai; this is why I have decided to prepare something easy and simple for today with a refreshing and delicious Cherry Ice Cream. No ice cream maker needed but if you have one follow the instructions of your machine. Recipe inspired by https://www.regilait.com/en/recette/glace-vanille-lait-concentre-sucre-sans-sorbetiere/ Ingredients: 150g of frozen cherries 400ml…

Algerian Mouskotchou Cake

What is Mouskoutchou? Also called Mouskoutchou. Mouskoutchou is the most popular cake in Algeria. If you ask anyone, they immediately know about what you are talking about. This cake is a between a Sponge Cake and and Génoise Cake, and is usually the first sweet treat you learn how to make in Algeria. Very simple to…

Tcharek M’saker, Algerian Gazelle Horns

Yesterday was the first day of Eid celebrations for muslims around the world, marking the end of the month of Ramadan. During Eid, we prepare some sweets that we share with our families, friends and neighbors. We also buy new clothes for children and give them money, whilst women put henna on their hands. This year,…

Almond paste stuffed dates

Almond paste stuffed dates are a very popular sweet treat in Algeria, usually served in small saucers or into a large copper tray. They are made with the famous Algerian dates called Deglet Nour, which grows in abundance in Algeria and especially in Biskra, located in north east of Algeria and famous for its palm grove. They are…

Chtitha Djedj

Today I made an inviting Algerian dish called Chtitha Djedj, always served during the month of Ramadan. A simple and tasteful dish made with chicken and chickpeas; and strongly flavored with garlic. Djedj means in chicken in Arabic. Chtitha is related to the world chtih, which in Arabic means dance. The anecdote behind this is that this dish…