The mouna (also known as mona)[1] is the name of a brioche shaped as a dome or crown, traditional in Pied-Noir and Algerian cuisine, particularly in Oran (in Algeria), where is traditionally consumed during the Easter celebrations.[2][3]


  1. Ambroise Queffélec, Yacine Derradji, Valéry Debov, Dalila Smaali-Dekdouk, Yasmina Cherrad-Benchefra, Le français en Algérie. Lexique et dynamique des langues, Duculot, 2002, ISBN 2-8011-1294-1, p.427.
  2. Pierre Mannoni, Les Français d'Algérie. Vie, mœurs, mentalités. Histoire et perspectives méditerranéennes, L'Harmattan, 1993, ISBN 2-7384-1377-3, p.39.
  3. Livres des recettes Algériennes
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