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…

Easy peasy mince pies

Did you decorate your Christmas tree already? December is by far the most festive month of all. And for food bloggers this means a lot of hearty, traditional recipes. I will be honest and admit that I have never heard of mince pies before I moved to Dubai. There is no such thing in Bulgaria….

Posh banana bread with walnuts and dates

If you follow my blog (which I hope you do :)) you know how much I like baking. Preferably easy baking! With the years in the kitchen I found that the biggest challenge is not always the recipe, but the oven. I have been using almost any kind of oven- from simple electricity oven, gas…

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…

Ramadan biscuits with cardamom

Ramadan Kareem! The city will change a lot in the next 30 days. Ramadan is here and so the endless Iftars with friends. People get more relaxed and calm. There is so much food to share and so much generosity to spread. For me living in a Muslim country thought me how close the religions…

Lemon drizzle cake

I recently have more time for cooking than blogging. Which I know it`s ridiculous, specially after the weekend is gone. I have three recipes on the queue for you and I will start with this lemon drizzle cake. I never strictly follow recipes from books or chefs. I always put my twist in every meal I…