Bourek

Bourek is a delicious Algerian starter served during Ramadan to accompany the traditional chorba (soup). Boureks are stuffed with onion, meat, parsley and eggs. The origin of the name comes from Turkish, and this delicious starter is the signature of the city of Algiers. The name, as well as the filling options, vary from country…

Cocas

Cocas, are a savory pastry imported by the Europeans living in Algeria during the French colonization (1830-1962) in Algeria. They are similar to the Spanish Empanadas and they are made with a basic dough and filled with peppers, tomatoes, garlic and spices. They can also sometimes be filled with meat and onions and prepared with a…

Smoky Eggplant Dip (Mutabbal) and Pita Bread

Time flew, and in September I received a copy of the famous Palestine on a Plate,  I was happy to see my own recipe published in a book, but was so keen to discover so many new ones! The book is a beautiful homage to Palestinian food and features many great recipes from her mom, aunts, and grandma,…

Turkish Pide

I’m a big fan of Turkish food, and thank’s to a Turkish lady’s account I follow on Instagram (for those of you who use Instagram, the account is @TurkishRecipes), I found this recipe! I saw a picture of the  Turkish Pide’s she posted and knew I had to do it. They look like a long…

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Tart

For those who don’t know me, I love Tarts. There is an infinity of combinations to stuff your tarts, and so many different kinds of crust options. Puff pastry for a sweet or salty tart,  pâte sablée for sweet tarts and pâte brisée also for sweet and salty tarts. Classic or rustic served hot or cold. They are…

Fennel Tart

I don’t know if you are like me, but I love any and all kinds of vegetables! Their color, texture and shape, and fragrance; some only aromatic when cooked, are beautiful! Fennel is so perfumed and particularly strong with an Anise flavor that I love. Excellent just with a vinaigrette or braized. But, I opted…

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Summer is still hot and the weekend is finally here! My fridge is full of Cherry Tomatoes and I’m never short of goat cheese. Yesterday I prepared my puff pastry and early this morning I prepared this yummy Tomato Tarte Tatin, not only for my family but also for Fiesta Friday #84. Tarte Tatin are…

Spring Tart

A beautiful Friday sunny day to enjoy the weekend in the garden! And a delicious salty tart with a lot of aubergine pieces, and some tomatoes to brighten up my dish! To enhance the flavor, I added some fresh basil from my garden. This is my surprise for this week’s Fiesta Friday. A huge thank you…

Crêpes with Goat Cheese and Aubergines

I love crêpes, they are easy to prepare and have so many filling possibilities, and who doesn’t love a bit of choice? Sweet, salty, as a dessert or savory. For today, I have decided to share a crêpe recipe with goat cheese and aubergines. Simple to prepare and with just a few ingredients, goat cheese with…