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…

Algerian Chorba Beïda

Algerian Chorba Beïda, is a fragrant soup from the city of Algiers (Algeria) and served during the Ramadan month. Made with few ingredients but always with chicken. His particularity is the addition of the egg yolk into the soup at the end of the cooking. The egg yolk brings the white color to this soup,…

Mesfouf B’Zbib

Mesfouf B’zbib is a steamed couscous made with dry golden raisins. This dish is served during the Holy Month of Ramadan and also throughout the year. A good couscous is best served when steamed twice, and can also be prepared either sweet or savory. This version is a sweet one. Zbib means dry raisins in…

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…