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مدفونة تافلالت/Madfouna of Rissani -Tafilalt ( Amazigh Flatbread -Moroccan Pizza) / Madfouna de Rissani- (Pain Farci des Amazighs-Pizza Marocain)

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There are numerous regions worth exploring in Morocco for their nature contrasts, for their  amazing sights and landscapes or simply for their history and Tafilalt [T U F E E L A L T] is one such place! Tafilalt is a region in the famous Ziz Valley, probably Morocco's most important Oasis, considered as a welcome relief from the dry desert, and which once was used as a passage for the caravans travellers who crossed the desert to the Mediterranean Sea. On one of those beautiful sunny days, early in the morning, we set off, and drove up through the desert.  The views were amazing, we stopped now and again to take some pictures, or chat with the locals, or simply ask for directions.  The locals were extremely helpful, nice and polite, and they offered us some Moroccan Tea and bread, the best we had ever tasted!   Finally, we entered the gigantic dunes, we stopped and got out to enjoy the view. It was truly amazing, the place was incredible! The night sky was lit up, filled

فقاس ملوز / Fakkass Mlawaz / Mint-Tea and Amlou Fekkas / Fakkass au Thé à la Menthe et Amlou!

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To know more about Fekkas, click on the link below: Fekkas/Fakas I love all things green tea, as long as it's green tea served with fresh mint! These Almond-Tea Fekkas are not too sweet and are deliciously crunchy, just perfect for a snack or a treat, and go well with tea, coffee, juice, or milk etc... What more could we want! This is one of my favourite Fekkas, it has the fabulous light taste of almonds and the strong taste of green tea and refreshing flavour of mint!  The combination of green tea and almonds melted in your mouth will make your taste buds sing in happiness, letting the fresh mint sing with a subtle note of sweetness. Delicious!  I'm especially partial to a chocolate fekkas and almonds! Mamatkamal  

شلادة الّليمون حارّة/Moroccan Spicy Orange Salad with Black Olives / Salade Marocaine d'oranges et aux olives noires

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V   Suitable for vegetarians  / Convient aux végétariens Serves 4 people  / Pour 4 personnes Preparation Time: 0 h 15 minutes  / Temps de préparation: 0 h 15 minutes   Moroccan cuisine is well known for its diversity of ingredients and of its complex spiciness and this salad represents well moroccan cuisine miracle combinations. When it comes to salads, Moroccan Jews, Fassis and Andaloussis' communities are the leaders and thanks to them if today Moroccan cuisine enjoys such rich diverse repertoire of starters, salads, entrées and amuse-gueules which always fascinate the tourists when they visit Morocco.  This is pretty very unusual salad which has no equal; try it and you will know why!  Paula Wolfert observed in her book " Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco ": " Olives and oranges are one of those miracle combinations, like lamb and garlic, before which I sometimes feel I should bow in gratitude ".  The savory and sweet co

شلادة الكرموس وْ الرّْمّانْ/Fresh Figs and Prickly Pears Salad/Salade de Figues Fraîches et Figues de Barbarie!

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V   Suitable for vegetarians  / Convient aux végétariens Serves 4 people  / Pour 4 personnes Preparation Time: 0 h 15 minutes  / Temps de préparation: 0 h 15 minutes In Morocco, fresh figs are succulent, sweet and plentiful in Summer just like many other fruits, ex. Aknari  = أَكْناري  or L'karmouss L'handi (prickly pears) = الكرموسْ الهَنْدِي , grapes, water lemon, etc.... Fresh figs are so delicious and no cooking is necessary and for a late summer these fruits make an attractive dessert platter arranged with fig halves or quarters, sliced prickly pears and some pomegranate seeds, all drizzled with a vinaigrette made by whisking some fresh orange juice with pure honey and pinch of cinnamon and a few drops of orange blossom water.  Or you can just serve them as they are and enjoy their naturally sweet goodness by itself. L'karmouss L'handi which means in Moroccan language (Indian figs) = الكرموسْ الهَنْدِي  are what we call Aknari (in Moroccan Amazigh) , or Sa

Lemon Meringue Pie / Tarte Au Crème Au Citron Meringuée!

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Recipe,  adapted from Jane Price "The Baking Recipes You Must Have" Last week, I was thinking about a nice, fresh and delicious dessert for a family dinner and I thought a lemon meringue pie would be the perfect treat. I was right, everyone enjoyed it!  I'm a big fan of all things lemon, I love lemon puddings, lemon cream, lemon biscuits, lemon cakes, lemon curd, lemon pies, lemon juice etc...., and if you like lemon taste, be warned that this lemon pie is extremely delicious and addictive. Who can resist that light lemon filling and that fluffy meringue on top that changes everything? Such rich flavor and texture from simple ingredients!

خبز أركان وْ النّافْعْ/Anise Seeds and Agan Oil Circle Bread Moroccan Style - Pain Marocain à l'Huile d'Argane et l'Anis

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There are countless variations of Moroccan Bread, and this is the kind of bread that tastes so good and makes the house smell heavenly while it bakes!  It is almost flat, round and traditionally, Moroccan bread is leavened with naturally-occurring wild yeast starter, but this tradition is now changing as commercial yeast becomes more available.  I personally use both of them.

كويرات شكلاط وْ أملو/Chocolate-Amlou Balls/ Boules Au Chocolat et Amlou!

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Chocolate truffles are such a rare treat that put a smile on anyone's face with their beautiful rich, delicate and smooth texture. I used a good quality dark chocolate in this recipe because I love its rich, bitter flavor.  I also added some Amlou because I LOVE the combo of chocolate and almonds!!! I do this whenever I am making anything with chocolate!  Hope you enjoy! Here is the recipe / Voici la recette: Makes 24 medium truffles / Pour 24 truffes moyennes Ingredients : -200 ml double cream, also called "country style cream" (which is about 48%) or use heavy cream (between 36 and 40%)  / 200 ml de crème entre 35 à 48% - 250 gr dark chocolate, chopped / 200 gr chocolat noir, haché grossièrement - 1 tablespoon unsalted soft butter / 1 c à soupe de beurre mou non-salé - 4 tablespoons Amlou / 4 c à soupe d'Amlou Click Below for the recipe How to make Amlou Amlou ? / Comment préparer Amlou  - 4 tablespoons mint tea / 4 c

غريبة كاوكاو/Peanut Ghoriba or Ghriba or Ghriyba Bahla/Ghoriba ou Ghriba ou Ghriyba Bahla aux Cacahuètes!

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  Click the link below to learn more! / Cliquez sur le lien pour en savoir plus! Moroccan Ghriba (Ghriba)