Algerian Khobz el Bey

Khobz el Bey, also called Khobz Tounès, is a moist and aromatic Algerian sweet pastry served during Ramadan to accompany tea or coffee. This simple cake is made with ground almonds, ground breadcrumbs, eggs and butter, and is baked in the oven then soaked with a perfumed syrup! This cake is also a part of our…

M’hencha

M’hencha are a North African pastry made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets, and filled with almond paste. These sheets (diouls/brick) are on sale every where in Algeria (and also in other North African countries), as they are used for savory recipes, and many sweet desserts. This pastry originates from the Ottoman Empire….

M’halbi

M’halbi is a fragrant, sweet and refreshing treat. It is popular in both Algeria and in the Middle East. The recipe varies from family to family, and it is usually served for celebrations and during the Holy Ramadan. Ingredients: 1 liter of full fat milk 100g of rice flour 180g caster sugar 2 tablespoons of…

Polenta Cake

It has been a long time since I have wanted to make this cake, and I remembered Margherita from La Petite Casserole, posted a delicious one!! I have just made little changes. Serves 8 Ingredients: 180g precooked Polenta (for me, I don’t have flour at home) 100g of soft butter 2 big eggs 150g of white…

Quatre-Quart, Pound Cake

The Quatre-Quart is a kind of Pound Cake from Brittany, West of France. The meaning of Quatre-Quarts means four quarter (eggs, butter, flour and sugar). In this recipe you start by weighing the eggs first when you obtain the weigh eggs, you use the same weight for the butter, the flour, and the sugar. I…

Fiadone

Fiadone is a delicious type of cheese cake from Corsica (France), different from North American cheese cake, simple and easy to bake. Serves 8 Ingredients: 500g of Brocciu (I used for this recipe Ricotta cheese, Brocciu is a typical cheese from Corsica) 150g of white granulated sugar 4 medium eggs Zest of 1 lemon Juice…

Far aux Pruneaux or Far Breton

Far Aux Pruneaux or Far Breton is a traditional sweet pastry with dried plum prunes from Brittany,  (north-west of France) and a custard. The batter looks similar to the Clafoutis and its delicious.  Serves 8 Ingredients: 200g of all-purpose flour/plain flour 80g of butter 180g of  caster sugar 5 eggs 1 liter of milk 350g…