Quince Paste, Pâte de Coing

More sweets for the 5th Fiesta Friday, however not the easiest recipe! I started experimenting with this recipe 2 years ago, with the help of my mother of course After many failures, I am finally satisfied with this Quince Paste. Quince is a wonderful fruit, hard to the touch but so tender when cooked. Serves 20 pieces/24…

Almond Cigars

Hey, hey! 4th Fiesta Friday. Angie is a wonderful hostess, I’m delighted to go with my Petite Paniere full of surprises. Today, something sweet and full of flavor to share with you. Almond Cigars are made with a dough called Diouls sheets or Brick sheets. It’s made with fine semolina a pinch of salt and…

Classic Vegetable Soup with Roquefort

I have entered this post in a Soup event called Soups with SS hosted by the lovely Sonal from SimplyVegeterian777 and Shruti from Cooking with SJ. You should check out both of these ladies blogs, and also the event and participate (also open to non-bloggers!!). Here are the basic rules of the event, please visit…

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Thank you once again Ahila from A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine for nominating La Petite Paniere for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. As a subscriber of Ahila’s exotic blog, the spicy food (I’m an addicted spice eater), I am very happy to receive & accept the nomination, It’s very motivating to start the  new year with…

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…

The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by Superfoodista, a Miami based food blogger, with healthy, fun recipes, with beautiful pictures that make you want to reach into your computer screen (or maybe that’s just me). I recommend that you visit her blog (the link posted below). I was also nominated for this award from The…

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…

Carrot and Potato Soup

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4  medium carrots 4 medium potatoes 4 garlic cloves A pinch of salt A pinch of black pepper 1 teaspoon of cumin powder 1 liter 1/2 of water Cream (if you want) Procedure: Start peeling the carrots,  the potatoes, and the garlic. Wash and cut the carrots and the potatoes into small…

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…

Small Rings with Hazelnuts.

Serves 30 Ingredients: 350g of roasted  ground hazelnuts 300g of melted butter 200g of caster sugar 2 eggs 500g of all purpose flour 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar Procedure: In large bowl mix the melted butter, the sugar, and the vanilla sugar. Add the eggs (together) and  hazelnuts. Mix again and slowly add the flour….