Brownie

I don’t know about you but we are big fan of chocolate in my house. I always have chocolate at home (dark chocolate made with 70% of cocoa) a little bit bitter and sweet at the same time. So, I decided to make some Brownies today, easy to make with just a few ingredients, good…

Ricotta and Blueberry Tart

A hot day outside and the perfect time to enjoy the afternoon with the family and of course with a delicious homemade Ricotta and Blueberry Tart. The combination of Ricotta and fruits is always creamy and smooth at the same time. Classic, delicious and perfect with a coffee or tea. Serves: 8/10 Slices Ingredients: (for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Algerian Brioche, Chrik

Chrik are individual small brioche buns from the northeastern Algerian city of  Constantine (also called Kasentina). Chrik are always served during the month of Ramadan to accompany M’halbi, a refreshing creamy custard (see previous post). These milk brioche are fluffy, pillowy and perfumed with orange blossom water. Ingredients: 500g of flour (all purpose flour/plain flour) Zest…