Algerian Loubia B’lham

Loubia is a very tasty Bean dish that we cook in general in winter time when the days start to get cold. Even if I live in a desert (Dubai) I love concocting this dish. A slow cooked, simple and comforting dish and much better accompanied with a warm homemade bread on the side. ….

Algerian Maarek

Today, I made some Maarek, a delicious traditional flat,  square (crêpes) and similar to Indian Paratha. They are popular in Algeria and North Africa in general. The name varies from regions to regions. They are made with two ingredients, fine semolina and water. Some mix semolina and flours, in my family we only work with…

Bourek Laâdjine

Bourek Laâdjine is a delicious Algerian starter served during Ramadan to accompany the traditional chorba (soup). Boureks Laâdjine are stuffed with onion, meat, parsley and eggs. Very similar to Spanish Empanadas. They are baked or fried like today and filled with whatever you like (meat, tuna, chicken or vegetables)! Serve 12 Boureks Laâdjine Ingredients: (for the dough) -400g…

Baghrir

Baghrir is a delicious fluffy and spongy “crêpes” full of thousands holes on the surface and eaten for the breakfast or for tea time. Made with a few ingredients: fine durum wheat semolina, yeast and water. Cooked only on one side or on a nonstick pan or tawa. Served with a fragrant mint tea or…

Orange Cake

 Actually, oranges are everywhere in the market, “Citrus season” of course. They are beautiful and so aromatic. Yesterday, I decided to bake a delicious Orange Cake for our tea time. Easy and really delicious. The texture is extremely moist and just melt in the mouth. Ingredients: 200g of sifted plain flour/all purpose flour 200g of…

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…

Rosemary Focaccia

Mediterranean aroma in my kitchen with another simple and delicious focaccia recipe. I added sea  salt of Guérande and a little rosemary to make it flavorful. Served with a bowl of extra virgin olive oil and some olives on the side. Ingredients: 20g of fresh yeast 250ml of lukewarm water (more or less depending of…

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…

Algerian Chorba Beïda

Algerian Chorba Beïda, is a fragrant soup from the city of Algiers (Algeria) and served during the Ramadan month. Made with few ingredients but always with chicken. His particularity is the addition of the egg yolk into the soup at the end of the cooking. The egg yolk brings the white color to this soup,…

Mesfouf B’Zbib

Mesfouf B’zbib is a steamed couscous made with dry golden raisins. This dish is served during the Holy Month of Ramadan and also throughout the year. A good couscous is best served when steamed twice, and can also be prepared either sweet or savory. This version is a sweet one. Zbib means dry raisins in…