بِسْــــــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِارَّحْمَنِ ارَّحِيم
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
The Bradj are an Algerian specialty, mainly Eastern in origin. Dates are in season in late Autumn and Winter but Bradj also called M'braj or Lembraj are often made in the months of March to May, usually to mark the coming of spring in celebration of the beginning of the fertile season. But today date paste is packaged and avalible all year, so this delicious bar cookie can be enjoyed year round with a glass of fresh milk or lben, fermented milk.
Bradj is a rustic type of bar cookie; not too complicated to prepare - the most difficult part might just be the little dexterity needed to transfer the unbaked galette from your work surface to the pan. These generously spiced semolina triangles are stuffed with a fragant date that melts in the mouth. But it is worth preparing, as success and delight with these pastries will come naturally and easily.
It's also mention that with the same dough, you can also make makrouts; small diamond-shaped pastries well known throughout the Maghreb. The latter, unlike bradj, are fried or baked and then dipped in honey ...
And without the date filling, this same dough can become M'takba. Simple diamond semolina cooked in the pan as the Bradj then dipped in honey ... I'll post these in the future!
Most Algerian cooks don't precisely measure their spices. And to be honest; I don't either. I measure by pouring amounts into my palm as I know about how much can hold. "Measuring" is done by eye and experience, and not with standard measuring spoons. Even when you ask an Algerian about measurements, they'll give you vague measurements that are more like ratios. But in order to make all the recipes on here accessible I throughly think and calculate the measurements for you all.
This naturally sweet and fragant bar cookies are a prefect filling with a warm cup of milk or mint tea to celebrate anytime of the year! So I urge you to try them out! Here I also just found this date carrot cookie recipe, which I'd like to try soon - this week!
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- Looking for more cookie ideas? Check out these Algerian cut out cookies out.
- Or perhaps even theseAlmond Mocha biscotti.
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