50 European breads…

I’ve finally finished baking staple breads of Europe. 50 in total. What have I learnt? Rising times really are a guide only. Breads with high rye flour content are tricky to master and can easily end up too hard. Breads with seeds are generally tasty. My kids really enjoyed seeing and tasting the different breads … More 50 European breads…

VATICAN CITY – Cato’s Cheese Bread (libum)

Last recipe for the countries of Europe! So, Vatican City is a very small place, but it still registers as a sovereign state. Luckily, despite being a small place, there is a recipe hailing from ancient Roman. It is often call the world’s first cheesecake – Libum Recipe chosen for Cato’s Cheese Bread Cooking method: Oven … More VATICAN CITY – Cato’s Cheese Bread (libum)

UKRAINE – Bubliky

  I’ve made bagels before (and enjoyed them) but I haven’t had a recipe that tested quite like this one. I’m thinking that the milk and oil and vanilla sugar combined to make the flavour difference. Recipe chosen for bubliky Cooking method: Oven Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes, although we only used 2 tbs sugar instead of … More UKRAINE – Bubliky

TURKEY – Gözleme

“Yum! I love this”, said my daughter. I haven’t actually made these before but she has tasted them a long time ago and is a fan of Balkan pite with spinach. Who can argue when a child wants to eat Spinach?! Recipe chosen for Gözleme Cooking method: Frypan Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes. Met expectations? Yes. Would cook … More TURKEY – Gözleme


Another butter soft bread. It was almost a given that as long as I pulled this new recipe off, the taste test team would rate it highly. Recipe chosen for Zopf Cooking method: Oven Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes Met expectations? Yes, though it was harder to braid then I thought. The dough wanted to grow in … More SWITZERLAND – Zopf