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…

Banica – traditional Bulgarian pastry

This is a recipe that every single Bulgarian out there is in love with. Banica (pronounced – banitsa) is our traditional snack made of filo pastry filled with eggs and white cheese. This is perfect for breakfast, midday snack, substitute for bread or just perfect for any time and any occasion. Even though I love…

Bread sticks with sea salt, rosemary and sesame seeds

Like every foodie I like buying stuff for my kitchen. Most of the time is something that I actually need….. that`s most of the time. But there is these days where I get myself lost in the shops with the only idea of finding something interesting and new. For this special utensils I already have…

Home made pate with sage butter

Home made pate is not a challenge to make. Last nigh I cooked pate from chicken livers. It was easy, delicious and it is perfect to spread it on a toast of rustic bread. Ingredients: – 500 g chicken livers – 150 g unsalted butter – 3 sage leafs – salt and pepper for seasoning…

1-2-3 the bread is ready

You love home made bread? Yeah, me too. But it takes time. An hour for the dough to rise. Time to kneading it. And again time to raise before baking. Not with this recipe. You will have your bread ready for not more than 30 minutes, and yes I am serious. Hot bread, crispy crust…

Rustic french bread with shallot and rosemary

Baking bread is one of my favorite. It always brings warm memories from my childhood. I owe  my passion to baking entirely to my Nana, as she had showed me great tips and secrets. To make a good bread you need to be patient. You also will need, good temperature in your kitchen as the…

Tomato bread

Nothing can be  compared with fresh baked loaf of bread. The whole house becomes cozy and the smell would attract all the family members to gather around one table. The following recipe is an interesting idea of bread to which you can add your personal touch in it. You can add seeds, nuts, dried tomatoes and…