Cookbook:Tamina (Algerian Semolina Honey Dessert)

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Tamina (Algerian Semolina Honey Dessert)
Category Dessert recipes
Time 30 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Dessert | Algerian Cuisine

Tamina (الطمينة) is a simple Algerian dessert mainly made of semolina. It is usually served during celebrations such as engagement parties, weddings, baby showers, or Mawlid.



  1. Toast the semolina in a frying pan or in a cast iron dish, until it takes on a nice golden color. Remove from the heat, and let it completely cool down.
  2. Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan, and add orange blossom water.
  3. Gradually add the cooled semolina while mixing.
  4. Cook for 3–5 minutes while stirring to combine everything well.
  5. Pour the tamina on a plate without waiting too long, and even out the surface.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with almonds or dragées.
  7. Let cool and serve.