Borsok- Kyrgyzstan

Borsok (Also spelled Bursuk, Boorsok, Borsook, and, Borcoc, with both the ’s’ and’k’ sound) is eaten all over central Asia, and I cannot believe I’ve never made this before. See, Borsok are essentially donuts- the Kyrgyz equivalent of Krispy Kreme. Say Kyrgyz Krispy Kreme 5 times fast. They can also be savory, if you don’t…

Pita Bread

Did you know that you can have fresh pita and hummus in under 40 minutes? The rumors are true. Making fresh pita always intimidated me- but it’s really not too different from making fresh tortillas. Back in the good old days, before I knew what the quadratic formula was or what constituted high crimes and…

Garlic Bread

There is a kind of independence that comes with making garlic bread. You don’t need anyone! Or any Italian  restaurants! You can make garlic bread whenever, wherever. Well, as long as you have baguettes, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. This is not to be confused with garlic-cheese bread, which is a cheesy, creamy, decadent affair….

Stovetop Apple Spice Cake

You know the drill. I wanna make a cake. I make the batter for a cake. My oven is broken. I forgot about the broken oven. I have to do SOMETHING with the batter. I dump it in a mini pot on the stove. It burns a bit around the edges, but honestly, in this…

JCD Part 2- Biscuits

Why don’t more people make biscuits? Biscuits need to become a staple up north. They’re so light, fluffy- and easy! For beginners in baking bread, this is a great starting off point. They have all of three ingredients, need no rising time, as they’re yeast free, and they take 20 minutes, from measuring the flour…

Serbian Çesnica

No, I didn’t skip ahead to S. This is all part of my holiday recipe scheme! That’s a weird way to put it. Never mind. I hear this is what the cool kids eat in Serbia on Christmas Eve- it’s a soda bread baked with a silver coin in it. Whoever gets the slice with…

Baguettes- France

Y’all ready?   Baguettes are my favorite thing to make, and my family’s favorite thing to eat. I learned how to make baguettes in December 2016, and I’ve probably made them 2016 times since then. If you have a crowd coming over, or if you want to impress someone, make these. You don’t even have…

Pulla- Finland

So, this is more of a holiday bread. It’s braided, spiced, and just delightfully winter-y. But it’s September, which means it’s fall, which means that it’s pretty much winter, which means that winter is almost over, which means that it’s spring, which means that it’s summer, which means we should start putting up Fourth of…

Banana and Mango Bread- Dominican Republic

Bananas are a common theme round these parts. You know, I used to LOATHE bananas. My mom would make me eat a banana every single day when I was little. And yeah, I barely got sick, grew normally, and was always a very healthy little maggot (I call children maggots. I don’t like kids), but…

Banana Fritters- Djbouti

You ain’t seen the last of me. I’m back, with more garlic and repressed trauma than ever. Oh, and banana bread bites. That’s an alliterative alternative to the recipe title. It tastes just like banana bread! Which is good, cause I love banana bread. I feel very strongly about baked goods. I either love them…