Our son has just come back from Algiers and brought us some traditional homemade desserts. In fact, he brought back 3 boxes so that we have to invite all friends to share the sweets - because they are rich in calories!!
The ingredients used for these sweets are all natural products including honey, almonds, walnuts and dates. It must have taken hours to make them and no shop would offer them at reasonable prices. I was told that the sweets are usually made for weddings and other celebrations.
As we grow Moroccan mint in our garden, we quickly arranged the sweets, took out our Moroccan tea pot and sugar bowl and prepared Arabic mint tea to go with the sweets. If you add some rose petals to the fresh mint leaves the tea has a wonderful and refreshing flavour. Don`t add lemon, as it will "kill" the distinct mint flavour. Of course, typical Moroccan tea glasses will complement the setting!
Maria & Dieter
We are a German couple living near the romantic Rhine valley and the cities of Cologne and Bonn in Germany. Three years ago we met Susan through the internet and have become great friends. We have so much in common and share a passion for antiques, good food and traveling, that it is fun to meet and do things together. Over the last 3 years we have met Susan and her sister Eileen in Paris, Germany and the USA. We are already planning our next trips to Provence and Prague and Dieter and I feel honored to provide photos, comments, reports and recipes from Europe to Susan and Eileen's blog.