Mchermla Batendjel

  The weekend is finally here, and so is the summer heat, which is why I prepared this simple, fresh dish with aubergines/eggplants! 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 shaded cooking corner….

Briochettes

Briochettes are sweet small Brioches with (butter, eggs, and milk), perfect for a breakfast or for tea time. Serves 8/10 Ingredients: 500g of all purpose flour A pinch of salt 100g of sugar 11g of dry instant yeast (20g of fresh yeast) 1 egg 250g of lukewarm milk 100g of soft butter 1 teaspoon of…

Fresh Orzo Salad

The weather is so nice outside and we decided to have our lunch in the garden. The flowers are blooming and the smell of the Frangipani tree is sublime. Serves 8 Ingredients: 250g of Orzo (small pasta, look like rice seeds) 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1 yellow pepper 2 tomatoes Mint leaves Black…

Bread, Bread, Bread.

Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread… Serves 8: Ingredients: 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 egg 15g of…

Hmiss

Hmiss is a salad made with long green sweet peppers, garlic, and tomatoes. This one is related to the city of Bejaia (east coast of Algeria) and this recipe is from my mother. This dish is very popular in summer when the green peppers are everywhere on the market. Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 green peppers (long…