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31 July 2009

Kochari video/ كشري

Our friend Chahira from Walima club gave us two challenges for this months' competition, Basboussa and Kochari.
We only have to do one recipe, I originally decided to do Basboussa. I have never made kochari and I was curious about it, I saw it in a lot of egyptian movies.
Even though I didn't have enough time, I put other recipes aside to do this.
Thank you Chahira for mentionning these recipes for our challenge and I hope everyone enjoys them. /

30 July 2009

Basboussa in video بسبوسة

This month challenge is an Egyptian recipe presented for us by our friend Chahira El khabira
Thank you Chahira for this nice recipe.
There are many, many versions of Basboussa which you find in many Arabic countries. I absolutely love this version with coconut, it's not only easy to make, it's also delicious./

27 July 2009

Smen on video / السمن

Smen is a kind of preserved aged butter used in Arab and Maghreb cooking. It is described as the most popular cooking butter in Morocco and the Middle East, it's similar to Eastern Ghee, it's left to ferment in a cool dry place.
With its deep, pungent aroma and distinctive flavor, it enhances many of Morocco's savory dishes, especially couscous and tagines. /


Here are some of my recipes that I prepared with Smen. /
Ici quelques recettes que j'ai préparé avec Smen.

Moroccan soup called Harira /
Soupe marocaine nomée Harira.

Beef tongue /
Langue de boeuf

Rfissa or Madhoussa /
Rfissa ou Madhoussa

Couscous with vegetables /
Couscous aux lègumes

Chicken Moroccan style /
Poulet à la marocaine


Couscous teffaya

Now that you have an idea about Smen, take a look at the video to see how to prepare it. /
Maintenant que vous avez une idée sur Smen, jetez un coup d'oeil sur la vidéo pour voir comment le préparer.

25 July 2009

Brioche with chocolate chips

Today, I present you one of my favorite versions of Brioches, it's a simple brioche loaf recipe. I add chocolate chips to it, which is just perfect for the kids. You can substitute them with raisins or even plain. /

23 July 2009

Rice salad with chicken سلطة ارز بالدجاج

Today, I have a salad for you, perfect during these days where the heat is unbearable.
The bright flavors of this dish make it the perfect side dish for anything grilled. /

21 July 2009

Chicken rolls with cheese

Chicken rolls are delicious and easy to make. There are many different kind of stuffing, this is one of my favorite. /