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

NORWAY – Potato Lefse

Potato Flatbread Pancakes. These were actually quite tasty but for the effort involved I’d rather just eat regular pancakes. However if you regularly make mashed potato and have leftovers, this is a good recipe to try. Recipe chosen for Potato Lefse Cooking method: Frypan Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes. Met expectations? Yes.  Would cook again? No. I’d rather make regular … More NORWAY – Potato Lefse

KAZAKHSTAN – Shelpek

  Recipe chosen for shelpek Cooking method: frypan Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes Met expectations? Yes.  Would cook again? Possibly, however it was very similar to the bulgarian mekitsi. The taste test rated on a score of 5: 3.5 Recipe Ingredients The recipe uses “pialas” as a measurement. I’ve translated it to cups. 4 cups of flour 1.5 cups pialas … More KAZAKHSTAN – Shelpek

ICELAND – Flatkaka

This was a very interesting bread to cook. I’ve never eaten anything like it before: a rye flat bread that is somewhere between and pancake and a tortilla in it’s lightness. Recipe chosen for flatkaka Cooking method: Oven Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Yes Met expectations? Well, I didn’t really have any expectations on taste and texture, only to … More ICELAND – Flatkaka

BELARUS – Блины (Buckwheat Pancakes)

The first bread to be cooked in a pan. Happily buckwheat is grown in Bosnia (where I am cooking from now) and it was very easy to find in the stores. Recipe chosen for buckwheat pancakes Cooking method: frypan Rating: Faithfulness to recipe: Exact, but I used too much yeast…ooops! Met expectations? Yes, except for tasting a little … More BELARUS – Блины (Buckwheat Pancakes)