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…

Cheese scones

Scones are British favorite afternoon treat. Even mentioning this to my English boyfriend made him impatient. He immediately recalls that the best scones he ever tried was made by his Nan and aunty. Making a quick foodie research I found that the word “scones”  was first mentioned back in 1513! And ever since they have been baked…

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…

Eclairs with lime cream and dark chocolate

Writing about this recipe is rather difficult. Lets start with my enthusiasm to make these eclairs. It is not my first time, but the last time I made them was probably three years ago back in Bulgaria. Back then I was almost scared if I am gonna make them right. All the blogs I was…

Easter brioche 1 (Kozunak)

Easter Brioche (Kozunak) is traditional Bulgarian recipe for the Easter day. The secret is the knitting and the time for the dough to rise. Take your time with this recipe and enjoy the festive spirit. Ingredients for the dough (enough for two brioches) 250 ml warm full fat milk 2 tbsp. dry yeast 250 g…