Saturday, February 15, 2014

Recipe for brownies

Ingredients :
250 g dark chocolate
150 g butter
150 g sugar
60 g flour
3 eggs
pinch of salt

First chocolate melted in a water bath with a little butter . Then whisk the eggs with the sugar . Then add and the chocolate. Mix it well. Add and the flour , vanilla and mix well.
Then placed in cupcake papers . And bake in a preheated oven.
As indeed I guess you've noticed no soda or baking powder , so it is not much fluffy , even at all. But becomes yummy.
Once out of the oven let it cool that a well in the refrigerator. When cold are delicious :)

Watch the video for more details. 

Pogaca - easy and yummy buns

Poachata is very easy and delicious type of buns.

 Ingredients :
1.5  yeast powder (actually 1 package would be enough)
1.5 cups of milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3-4 eggs , 2 yolks are separated for using to brush the buns before baking
3-4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
Around 1 kg flour

First, put the flour into a basin , where the dough will be kneaded. Make a hole in the middle of the flour and put the yeast . Pour the warm milk and if using dry yeast must wait to swell . Then add all other products ( oil, eggs , sugar, salt ) and kneads dough.
Then shape the cakes in the form of nodules . Although mine were not very successful , somewhat resembling a snail ....
And let them rest.
After two hours they smear the top with egg yolk and sprinkle with corrections choice - poppy seed choroltu , sesame.
And bake at pre-heated oven.

Enjoy your meal :)

For more details watch the video:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

easy way to make baklava

Making baklava was not as difficult as most people think.
First take a pan , if rectangular would be much more convenient for the shape of the bowl. Oil the pan and start placing sheets for baklava. First you need to place like 4 to 7 sheets on the bottom of the pan. Then put chopped walnuts. After that place 3-4 sheets for baklava then plae more walnuts until you get the desired  thickness of the baklava.
Next step is to cut the baklava. You should cut it before baking and you will need very sharp knife and assistance to do it. Usually father is helping us with that part so the shapes are equal and very cimetric.
After that you should melt butter and oil with it the surface of baklava, being carefull not to remove any of the sheets on top, because it is already cut.
After that bake it in preheated oven until it gets golden brown color.
For preparing syrup for baklava you need 1 lt water and 1 kilogram sugar. Add vanilla and lemon to it and boil it.
After baklava is baked you should add the syrup.
Be careful!
If syrup is hot you baklava must be cold, or if ur syrup is cold  baklava must be hot.
In out case we always prefer syrup to be hot and baklava cold.
Let it rest for 1 day and eat!

You can watch the video for more details.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cupcakes with pudding

Ingredients :
200 g flour
1 package pudding (dr.Oetker)
1 baking powder
150 g sugar
1 vanilla
200 g Butter
3 eggs
100 ml milk
strawberry jam
250 g whipped cream

First put dry ingredients  and mix them - pudding , flour, baking powder and vanilla. Once you mix them put milk , butter, 3 eggs and sugar and mix with a mixer. Use the old cups custard mother because I had not yet bought a silicone cupcake cups . First oil them and then sprinkle with flour . Put 2 tablespoons of dough and then 1 strawberry jam on top then put more tablespoons of dough.
Bake cupcakes in preheated oven. and after you bake them decorate with whipped cream , and added frozen cherries on top.

Check out the video :

Bulgarian peach cookies recipe

This is my favourite cookies recipe because they look amazing. Recipe is not hard, but it takes some time to prepare.

4 eggs
2 cups castor sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup yogurt
1 ammonia soda
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups flour (you will need a bit more)

Because we did not use powdered sugar First beat eggs with sugar . And I did not put 2 cups , as in the recipe , because it will become too sweet. We put a little more than one cup. Then add the yogurt and oil and then stirring begin adding the flour. Adding ammonia soda to the part of the flour and mix before adding it to the dough.
In fact, the dough can take a little more than 6 cups of flour. Yet the dough will be soft and sticky . After kneading it allow it to rest at least 1 hour .
Then shape into small round cookies .
After you bake it's time to stick them in pairs. Basically there cream for this purpose , buto prefer jam, because t is yummy and more practical.
Once the cookies stick 2 is time to paint them and decorate.
To do this you need food dyes or beetroot.
Usually they are painted in yellow, and once side in red, but since we had only red dye we used only red.
And it's done.
You can watch the video to see how I make them :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bulgarian guvec recipe

Ingredients :
1 coarsely chopped onion
200-300 grams of chicken cut into small pieces
2 carrots - also cut into rings
bowl with mushrooms
black pepper
fresh parsley
homemade ketchup (or tomato puree )
4-5 larger potatoes
can of tomato and pepper
5-6 eggs

Part of the products are fried in a pan by first start with the onion , then chicken, mushrooms and carrots ( and salt). These steps are skipped them in the video for which I beg you to forgive me : P. Place a little water when  it's done and add chopped fresh parsley and pepper. Once this is mixed divide it equally in small clay pot called guvech (in our case 6). Leave some of the " broth " .  In that broth dissolve spoon of  homemade ketchup (or puree ) and add some water. Leave it aside . then we'll use it .

Peel the potatoes and cut them into large pieces and fry them . Once ready , add a little salt , pepper and savory . Distribute them in gyuvechetata .
Top put a can of tomatoes and pepper. It is prepared by mom, and it is boiled pepper in tomato sause. Then add and " broth " which have prepared earlier .
In the middle of clay pots form a "hole" where to put the egg yolk would otherwise escape sideways. And without adding  eggs and place them to the oven for 15 -20 minutes after  place the eggs and cheese cut into little pieces.
Bake another 5-10 minutes and gyuvechetata ready :)

See how it looks in the video below:

And here is the video of how we made it:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rainbow Cake

It seems difficult , but it is very easy. It took very little time , the only difficulty is in finding a dye for coloring wafer books.

Ingredients :
8 eggs
1 cup of yogurt sugar
1 cup of yogurt meal (if it is too liquid , you can add a little more )
3-4 tablespoons oil
1 baking powder
1 vanilla

cream top ( between wafer books ) is puding cream , mix with whipped cream .
First whisk the eggs with sugar. If sections yolks from egg whites and break them down individually will get better results , because the time to mix the yolk and whites vary accordingly, so  if they mix individually will get fluffy .
Then add flour, baking powder , oil and vanilla and mix well.
The mixture is then divided into six equal parts , as it depends on the number of cake layers that you want to receive and mix the dye.
Then bake the cake, which is a bit difficult because of the dye it is a bit difficult to determine exactly when they are ready.

Then the cream is prepared. As I said earlier we used whipped cream and pudding and we didn’t use any syrup for cake layers, because we use pudding. 

Tiramisu recipe

We decided to post it in icecream cups so it is easier to serve.

Recipe is very easy to make.

You need:
500 g mascarpone cheese
4 fresh eggs
400 g biscuits (actually we used less than it is on the recipe)
120 g sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee

To prepare the biscuits you will need a “sause” with Nescafe <instant café>,  sugar and water. You need to dip the biscuits in the Nescafe for a second and then place them into the cups you will serve the tiramisu.
for the cream
Separate the egg whites from yolks of the 4 eggs and mix separately yolks and whites with 60 grams of sugar for each . Then in the bowl of beaten yolks add mascarpone cheese and stir ( better still with a mixer because otherwise it takes too long ) . Finally add and beaten  egg white , but it has to be stirred with a wooden spoon and only in one direction.
Then put the cream in cups. And sprinkle with cocoa. And it is better to put cocoa in serving - it will look better.

See the video below. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dough for pastry

For the dough :
About 1 kg of flour
1 packet of dry yeast
3 pinches of sugar
1.5 teaspoons of salt
half a cup of yogurt
1 egg
half a teaspoon of baking soda
about 200ml lukewarm water
Flour is placed in the cup, making a hole in the middle of the flour to place a dry yeast and pinches of sugar. Pour a little lukewarm water on top and let the yeast to swell. Then add salt, a half cup yogurt , 1 egg, half teaspoon baking powder, lukewarm water and knead dough.
When the dough is ready put it into oiled cup to rest. Be sure to cover it with a towel.
The dough is cut into small bites and ranks in an oiled tray. These were in the video bit large, but usually make them smaller.
Then prepare for topping:
1 egg
half a cup of yogurt
cooking oil

Topping is placed over the dough and bake on preheated oven in 180 degrees.


Other recipe with same dough is:

Roll the rest of the dough into thick layer. Put melted butter on top of it. Distribute some cheese on it and dried red peper and cut it in 2 pieces. Make rolls with both parts and  cut the rolls and place them in tray. On top put some egg yolk and sesame and other spices that you like.  Bake it in preheated oven in 180 degrees.

For more details please watch the video. 

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Kebab with spinach

kebab is made from :
400 g minced meat
4-5 slices of bread
a little milk
1 egg
1 onion ( grated )
black pepper

Meat is kneaded and placed at the bottom of a pan and bake it on oven of 180 degrees. When it is almost ready u can add the topping with spinach.
topping :
2 tablespoons flour
glass of milk
100 g mushrooms
500 g spinach
1 chopped onion
1 pepper
shredded cheese

Fry the onions  on little oil first then add the mushrooms and pepper. Later add spinach after  itgets cooked put the flour and milk and add salt.
Pour meatball with topping evenly on top and sprinkle with cheese then bake in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Look at the video to see the result : P

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cupcakes Day and Night

the white mixture:
110 g cream cheese (unsalted)
30 g sugar
1 vanilla
1 egg

For black mixture:
200 g flour
200 g sugar
30 g cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
240 ml water
80 ml oil
1 tablespoon vinegar


Separately mix white and black mixture. To make the white mixture first mix cream cheese with the egg and sugar then added and vanilla. Use mixer for this part.
For the black mixture is first sift flour, sugar, salt, soda and cocoa. After that add the liquid ingredients and mix it manually.
The black mixture was partitioned in bowls (or top shape and put a spoonful of white mixture). Bake at 170 ° C, pre-heated oven.

For a more visual information you can see the video attached below.


Sarma is our family tradition on special days, holidays and every event when the whole family is together. Here is the recipe of our sarma.

Make the filling

It takes
1. onion
broth (optional)
150 g bulgur
150 g rice

Chop finely and fry in tendzheta then add water and broth and allow to boil water. After that rice is first added and after 5 min the bulgur . If the water is not enough , you can add a little more.

Once the rice is ready to put in a large pot where added :
1-2 eggs
mint (if fresh even better )
black pepper
1-2 tablespoons chutney
Other spices that you like

Mix well .
Then in the bottom of the pan put  2-3 rows vine leaves . After being wound in the manner and Sarmite shown below in the clip.
Sarmite arrange in pan. Pour necessarily with olive oil, if you use normal oil sarma will become sour and leaes won’t be as soft as it would be with olive oil. One sugar and a little water, and place 2-3 rows of leaves  and put  a plate on top, so they wont open while boiling

Boil it for 20-30 minuties. 

Here in bulgaria we serve it with yorugt and garlic sause, but in Turkey mostly it is served with lemon slices.

How to make turkish manti

This was actually our first try of making manti. And we probably made a lot of mistakes. But it was really fun and yummy. First of all classic mant must be more little than that, but this was best we could do at that time:

For the dough :
4 cups flour
1 coffee cup of water
1 egg
 2 teaspoons salt

For the filling :
half an onion
300 g minced
black pepper

First knead a dough from the ingredients for it. It may seem very small  at the begining but this dose is enough for 4 portions. In our case it was enough for 5 people. 
Begin making the dough with placing the flour into large bowl. In the middle make  a hole where you should add the egg, water and salt. Result must be a stiff dough. 
After that leave it to rest for 1-2 hours. In our video we didn't have time for that so the part for leaving the dough was just a demonstration. 
During which time we prepared stuffing. Chopped onion is mixed with minced meat , parsley and salt and pepper.

Then deceased dough is rolled sufficiently thin , as shown in the video. Cut into small squares.

In the middle of these squares you should put very little part of the filling and then close the manti with the method shown in the video.

Prepared manti must boil in water, as you make any other type of pasta. And serve with sause prepared from yogurt and garlic. On top of that put some red fried in oil red peper or homemade ketshup.