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…

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…

Pogacha Bread-Albania

I love bread. I goshdarn love bread. Brioche, baguettes, rolls, biscuits, whole wheat, rye, naan, flatbread, pita… I could go on and on and on. But I really liked this one. Rich, satisfying, and really, really good. INGREDIENTS 1 cup milk ¾ stick of butter (6 tbsps) 1 package active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar…