Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka is a sweet cheese bun that’s popular in Eastern Europe. All throughout countries like Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine you can find these cheese pastries offered, usually for breakfast. This is the second recipe (after Chakhokhbili) that I made from my recently acquired 1939 USSR…

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (pronounced boob-lick), or Bubliki for the plural, is the Ukrainian version of a bagel. In fact, there’s very little difference in my opinion between the two. They are both yeasted bread rings that are boiled before baking, and commonly topped with sesame or poppy…

Bread To Bake During Quarantine

Bread To Bake During Quarantine

I’ll start off right now saying that there will be no sourdough on this list. Why? Because everyone is already making sourdough during quarantine. Instead I’m going to choose some unique options for bread to bake during quarantine. Hopefully it will inspire you to try…

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) пампушки

Pampushky (Ukrainian Garlic Bread) пампушки

Ever since moving to Ukraine I’ve started eating tons of the food (of course), but the majority of my traditional food consumption occurs when I visit Alona’s grandmother’s house. Like most grandmothers, forcing people full of delicious food is tradition, and one of the most…

Challah French Toast

Challah French Toast

Last week I posted how to make a traditional Challah Bread, but even then I mentioned one of the best things to do with said bread is make French toast. Pretty much anytime I make fresh bread I save a few slices for the next…

Poppy Seed Challah

Poppy Seed Challah

Challah, or in this case Poppy Seed Challah, is a traditional Jewish braided dough. It can be eaten year round but is especially prominent at holidays, except for Passover. The bread can be made plain, or sprinkled with poppy seeds like I did above, or…

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki, written Чебурек, is a popular turnover pastry usually eaten as a street food or snack. It is a Crimean Tatar dish but popular all over Eastern Europe and central Asia. Alona’s family is from Crimea so this is a dish I’ve had quite…

Indian Bread Omelet

Indian Bread Omelet

So last week I followed the trend and made the wildly popular 1932 depression-era Peanut Butter Bread. I figure, it seemed to do really well on my blog, so why not follow the trend this week and try this Indian Bread Omelet. To be honest…

Peanut Butter Bread French Toast

Peanut Butter Bread French Toast

Well after making the wildly popular 1932 Depression-era Peanut Butter Bread I wanted to see what other recipes I could do. I like making multiple ingredients per key ingredient, so I already used this bread as a base for my just posted Quail Salad, but…

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Bread

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Bread

So I have to admit I’m jumping on the trend a bit here. This recipe for peanut butter bread recently soared in popularity thanks to a Reddit post in r/old_recipes. Peanut Butter Bread quickly made some popular food blogs and online magazines and everyone seems…