Kiymali pide- Turkish stuffed bread and mince

I do like a good bread recipe! This Turkish stuffed bread reminds me of the Bulgarian version of Princesi – bread with mince spread. It is a favourite childhood breakfast, lunch or whatever you want it to be. Going back to the original Turkish recipe, the dough is soft, the mince is fragrant. I like…

Maple glazed pumpkin buns

These cute little buns are soft, warm and perfect with a cup of tea or buttered for breakfast. They have very little amount of sugar, so make perfect treat for kids too. And also look so gorgeous, that I will make them again for Halloween. INGREDIENTS: (makes 8) 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 120 ml (1/2…

Sourdough pull apart bread

This kind of pull apart bread is traditionally called Pita in Bulgaria. It is often eaten on big family events such as weddings, baptism, engagement and more. It is also favorite childhood breakfast as my nanna is just an amazing baker. I like to serve  this bread with honey drizzle and drink ayran (laban) with…

White sourdough bread

Congratulations! If you are reading this article it probably means you already have sourdough starter ready to rock….I mean bake! If you are still a bit lost and don`t know where to start click here to read my step by step how to make your starter. The recipe I am presenting to you first is…

How to grow sourdough starter at home

I have recently discovered new passion- the sourdough bread. Sourdough bread is consider the ancient and even healthier way of bread making. It is fascinating to see how only three ingredients: flour, water and salt can create the best tasting bread ever! To make sourdough bread you do not use the commercial yeasts. Instead you…

Sivas Katmeri

Being Bulgarian I was raised to love our cuisine.  One of the things I miss the most is the little bakeries located almost everywhere, offering traditional breakfast pastries. Sadly, we don`t have Bulgarian restaurant here in Dubai, but few years ago I discovered Turkish food. Little I knew of how similar these two are. In…

Easter brioche 2

This is my third year in a roll to make my traditional Easter brioche or Kozunak in Bulgarian. At home they say only the one with master chef skills can make it, so I am very proud with myself. This is a recipe from my mum and she has it from her mum, so it`s…

Blueberry hot cross buns

I hope you all had an amazing Easter with your families and loved ones. To me Easter is like small Christmas and I love everything traditional on this day. This year I tried for the first time to make Hot cross buns, and I was very happy with the result, so was my daughter 🙂…

Breadsticks with zaatar and cheese

Quick and tasty, inspired by my previous recipe. I had leftovers zaatar and cheese and turned them into this snack. My 10 months old daughter loved them too. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups white flour 1/2 cup yogurt 50g butter 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt handful chopped zaatar 100 g Emmental…

Sliced bread with herbs

Reading my posts you probably already know how much I love baking. Nothing says “Home” better than  freshly baked bread. To master the good dough might take you few trials. This recipe is so much fun. Not only because is relevantly easy or because the smell of all the herbs will bring back your childhood…