Saffron Cream Topped with Salted Caramel Sauce

Do you ever happen to overbuy milk sometimes, and are left with too much with the expiration date fast approaching? This was my mistake this week, and so to use the milk, I decided to make this easy, simple and no bake ‘custard cream’. It’s flavored with saffron, and topped with salted caramel sauce! A…

Hazelnut Cake

Time flies so fast, I cannot believe it we are in August plus I missed a couple of Fiesta Friday but I’m back with a light, simple and delicious Hazelnut Cake. It reminds me a meringue and also crunchy with the addition of roasted hazelnut. This cake is from the Aquitaine region (southwestern France), and…

Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives

The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite herbs)….

Sacristains

This week my childhood friend from France arrived. It has been a long time since I haven’t seen her, but we always stayed in touch. We used to live in the same building when I was younger and lived in Paris, so much laughter and always chatting together. It was great to remember all of that…

Almond and Prune Tart

End of the year approach means a lot of sweet treats, festivity and family reunion. Today I made a tasty tart, this recipe is inspired by Stefan Gourmet’s  blog that I follow. I appreciate the detailed of his work and the large varieties of his recipes. Here, I opted for a prune purée (dried plum…

Mushroom and Roquefort Quiche

I like quiches, mushrooms, and Roquefort, and so I decided to combine the three for a delicious classic quiche for lunch! Accompanied with a red leaf lettuce. Serves: 5 quiches Ingredients: 300g of puff pastry/pâte feuilletée (see recipe here) 800g of crimini brown mushrooms 1 generous tablespoon of salted butter 250gr of Roquefort/Stilton cheese 200ml…

Caramelized Semolina Pudding

Only a few more days until the end of Ramadan, and the days will soon become busy with Eïd preparations (and then the celebration of course!). I decided to prepare a semolina pudding with a caramel topping, extremely popular in North Africa and always with a hint of orange blossom water. A sweet and fresh…

Cod Croquettes and Chive Dip

Summer is here and Ramadan is just around the corner, this is why I have decided to prepare something easy and simple for lunch with the delicious fish; Cod. The origin of this recipe is from Portugal. The Portuguese are fond of this fish, and the recipe has spread across the Mediterranean. I made an Algerian version, both…

Plum Tarte Tatin

I have just returned from my vacation in South of France. The delicious food, beautiful weather and childhood nostalgia is exactly what I needed! Now, I am back home and happily back into my kitchen! Today, I am making an unconventional Tarte Tatin. Originally, this Tarte is an upside-down caramelized apple tart made with a pâte-brisée. The Plums were too…

Raspberry Tart, Tarte aux Framboises

It has been a very busy week this week, I missed Fiesta Friday and much more… and hoping this Raspberry Tart will make up for everything! Made with a fragrant crème patissière, a pâte sablée for the crust and raspberries for a seasonal finish! A sweet and delicious tart. Many thanks to Angie from The Novice Gardener for…