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…

Colorful tomato tart

Tomatoes are among my favourite things to eat. Add some cheese to it and I am sold! This tart is very quick to make, but the flavors are just fantastic.  If you find some colorful tomatoes like these you can impress your guests with the presentation. INGREDIENTS (makes two tarts) 1 sheet ready made puff…

Lemon meringue pie

I am not a dessert person at all. I prefer my desserts rather zesty and not too sweet. I will choose a good cheesecake or lemon meringue pie over chocolate every day of the week. This is my first attempt in making this dessert and I wasn`t sure if the lemon curd will set or…

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…

Quiche with Emmental and fresh zaatar

Zaatar is well known Arabic herb. It is sort of thyme, very fragrant and versatile. It is widely used in Bulgaria as well, there it is called “chubrica” and we use it dried as a condiment to almost everything we cook. I saw this recipe from my Instagram friend Petites Choses . I have to tell…

Cornish pasty with leftover Christmas turkey

Happy Christmas to all! I hope you had an amazing time with your love ones. Christmas in our house was truly great. On 24th we celebrated with traditional Bulgarian dinner, and on 25th we had traditional British food. I do this for second year now and it works great for our family and guests. For…