Made baked donuts for the first time, and they turned out great! Moist and delicious….so happy I tried this recipe out! Found it on tasteandtellblog! I love Pumpkin donuts from Timmies, and always wanted to try a homemade version…this comes very close!
Archive for April, 2012
My Grandfather always made homemade bread, eating it fresh from the oven with salted butter always tasted so good!
After reading some of the ingredients in the breads we eat, I decided to make my own bread just like Grandpa did!
I noticed though some homemade breads can be dense and heavy, most times because they are made from a bread machine. I personally like a softer, lighter bread….so I went searching for the perfect recipe!
My mom and I tried a recipe from the top of our heads, it was good but a little dense for my liking…so back on the search I was!
A friend of mine asked me to make some ‘math’ cupcakes for a surprise party she was having for her math loving friend! She requested what she wanted on them, good thing too cause I wouldn’t know where to start!
In High School I had a math teacher who made me understand and look at numbers in a different way, I was no longer scared of them…..I actually began to love math!
I now know why that is, its because he loved math! He understood it and wanted everyone to understand, he had a passion and you can tell by the way he taught!
I may have made these cupcakes for her, but I dedicate these cupcakes to all the math teachers out there! The ones that encourage their students, and help them understand and fall in love with math!
Lakror is Albanian style burek, that is taught by generation to generation and is filled with a variety of fillings. Popular fillings are, spinach and cheese, leek and cheese, ground meat and onion mixture, onion, tomato and pepper like the one in this recipe and more! The dough is a thicker filo closer to yufka depending on how thin you roll it. This dough is thin and flaky as there is no yeast added to it.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, even if you don’t end up making it! It is a labour of love, takes time and effort and a second hand is always helpful! This is a special dish to me, I remember making it with my grandparents, and now my mom makes it with my girls and hopefully they will pass it on to their children <3
There are two methods of making lakror, one is to make little balls and roll them out individually buttering each layer and attaching them all and rolling into one big sheet, or the easy way… and that is the method I will be sharing with you.
Piperka as I grew up calling it or speca means peppers in Albanian, djath means cheese in this case feta cheese! One of the first foods that I remember eating when I was a little girl was peppers and feta! My Grandfathers favourite! Especially when the peppers came from our garden. Today is April 12, 1912 my Grandfather Haxhi was born this day 100 years ago! He passed away 13 years ago this coming May and I miss him dearly!
I can’t keep the tears from falling as I write this out.
One of my favourite treats when I was a kid was my Aunt Angela’s marshmallow or ambrosia salad! I just loved it, still do till today! I came across a similar salad ambrosia-or-five-cup-salad by deelicioussweets which I tried out today as well and loved it!
Can’t decide which I like better, one has a nostalgic taste to it and the other a new fresh twist! After comparing the two I combined them in one big bowl! Ya I am one happy girl;)
One of our families favourite meal is roast chicken with potatoes! My mom always roasted them together in the same pan, gave so much flavour to the potatoes, I added the garlic which makes it even better!
Muhallebi is a rice pudding made from rice flour, it has a smooth and jelly like texture. Its my husband and sons favourite dessert…well one of their favourite desserts!
I made them into individual dessert bowls, and of course I made another one in a pan as those dessert bowls wouldn’t last long in my house!
I usually make them with Ulker tea biscuits or Maria tea biscuits, but I ran out so I used Nilla wafers, they were so good I like them even better that the other biscuits!
This is the first time I made it with cocoa, I had it at my friends house last week and loved the idea! Thanks Farah!
Mmmm green bean casserole with homemade mushroom soup….can it get better than that!? I love cream of mushroom soup, and I love green beans this is the first time making it into a casserole! It turned out delicious! I didn’t have any bread crumbs for the top, if you have any on hand just sprinkle some on with Parmesan for a nice crunchy topping.