Khobz Eddar



Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread…

Khobz Eddar means homemade bread in Arabic!

Serves: 10 slices


  • 400g of all purpose flour or plain flour
  • 200ml of warm water (more or less depending the quality of the flour)
  • 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 15g of fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds or nigella seeds
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush
  • Sesame seeds or nigella seeds to sprinkle the bread


  1. In a deep large bowl add the flour, the sugar in one side and the salt in the other side.
  2. Crumble the fresh yeast on the top (be careful not crumble the yeast beside the salt), the beaten egg and the sesame seeds and start to mix all the ingredients with your fingers.
  3. Pour slowly the water and knead until the dough becomes very soft (around 10 minutes).
  4. The dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Meanwhile, grease a round oven tray (25/30 centimeters), place the dough over it and flatten with your hands into a round shape then cover the dough with a clean kitchen cloth and set aside for 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 170C degrees just 15 minutes before baking.
  7. Brush with the egg yolk the top of your dough, with a knife trace a square grid and finally sprinkle the top with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, when you see the crust has turn gold-brown remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.

The smell of the bread is always a feast at home.

It was our breakfast for yesterday morning with jam and honey.

Bonne dégustation!

PS: You can do the same procedure with your stand mixer!

If you use dry yeast, follow the instructions on the package!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. ericaeckman says:

    I will make this for sure!

    I just recently started my food/lifestyle blog. I was wondering if you could check it out, tell me what you think and like me on Facebook (I’m trying to build a readership)?! I would really value your opinion. Your blog looks great 🙂

    1. I have liked your page, and also seen you blog! I love how detailed your recipes are and I am also terribly jealous of your Kitchen Aid, I am still waiting for mine 😀

      1. ericaeckman says:

        That is actually my boyfriends mom. She said I can’t have one till I get married….!!!

  2. uneviedeluxe says:

    Merci beaucoup for the recipe and the lovely photos! Great blog and looking forward to more recipes: ) Bonne chance!

    1. Thank you so much for your visit. I try to do my best, I hope you will try one of them ; )
      Your blog is so “Chic”…Paris sera toujours Paris…

      1. uneviedeluxe says:

        Merci mille fois pour vos gentils mots : ) Je les apprécie beaucoup: ) Je voudrais bien visiter Paris encore bientôt. Avant ça, je vais essayer de préparer le pain que vous avez nous montrer de faire: ) A bientôt!

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