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“Fast forward 3 years 2 blog name changes, my focus is now on all aspects of home cooking, be it tagines from my husband’s native Algeria in north Africa or Victoria sponge cake from my British roots you will find something for everyone.”

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M’hadjeb

Because when we say ‘M’hadjeb’ we say ‘Algeria’ !!! Ma shaa Allah! Who doesn’t love them? Here is a post we share from Umm Ibrahim – barakaAllahu fiha!

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Yesterday morning I sat with my sister-in-law for practical lessons in how to make M’hadjeb. It’s something I have wanted to learn to make for a long time now so it’s about time! M’hadjeb is similar in principle to the Pakistani/Indian Paratha in that it is a flat chapatti type of bread with a filling; in the case of M’hadjeb though, the dough is made from semolina rather than regular flour.

It is a very economical recipe at this time of year since semolina is a staple of North Africa and onions, tomatoes and peppers are in season and are cheap. Tomatoes are around 10Dinars/kilo (50halala/kg; 7p/kg)

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