Thursday, December 27, 2012

My humble project for 2013

Algerian cookies

Finally, I decided to gather all my strengths to fulfill a long time dream that has been hunting me for so many years. When it comes to my passion for pastry, I've got so many dreams and ambitions, but I have to take it one step at a time because I figured out that wanting everything all at once  just makes you impatient and hopeless. You will end up giving up on everything! 
My dream/project is a hint

Algerian Almond Tartlets (Dziriettes)

  and another one...

Assorted Algerian Cookies

And one more....

  Cookies for an afternoon tea

 All the cookies you have just seen are Algerian and this is a small selection among a big list. Algeria is a very beautiful Mediterranean country. Its cuisine, especially the pastry, is even more beautiful. Unfortunately, I've never come across an Algerian cookbook here in the US. So, I decided to write one! I have been secretly hiding this wish and impatiently awaiting the day I would decide to realize it.

 I hope I'll succeed in showing Algeria's hidden treasure to the American people. I think that is the least I can do for my beautiful heritage, and let me tell you, I have seen, baked and tasted so many cookies from all over the world, I still think the Algerian ones are unique in both taste and look. Once you taste them, you'll think the same, I'm pretty sure about that :) I would love to hear your opinions, suggestions, requests and what you would love to see in this cookbook. If you have tasted an Algerian sweet before and  liked it, ask me about it in case I did not include it in my recipe list. Thank you for passing by and please wish me luck!

 I have couple links worth reading about Algerian sweets while the cookbook is cooking :)