Category Archives: Savory Pastry & Borek

All Things Borek…

Last week, when I posted the recipe for lamb pockets and called it “borek”, Lana from Bibberche raised the question of what makes a pastry borek and mentioned their borek in Serbia. So I wanted to go ahead and share a little bit more about borek as well as a recipe with you this weekend…. Read On

A Difficult Goodbye and Dealing With it… Lamb Pockets (Talaş Bӧreği)

Some people integrate into your life very easily. Starts with a laid back dinner and a silly movie. Gradually you get to know each other, touching some topics lightly to learn your way around them. Then you go to the concerts, have picnics together,  you don’t even notice that they have become as close as… Read On

Açma (Version 1)

Just like you, I am always searching for good recipes. Especially for the things that we did not cook at home in Turkey but would rather purchase it from local bakery shops or restaurants. Things that I didn’t think twice when I had easy access to it, but then I felt like banging my head… Read On

September Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Croissants

I have to admit, no matter how much I would like to say that I keep up with  every single thing on my to-do list, the Daring Bakers’ Challenges had taken a back seat for a while. September was flying by and I remembered to check to see what the challenge was. Boy, I was… Read On

Pogaca… Another Staple Item for the Turkish Tea Time!

Not sure how to describe pogaca… little cheese filled biscuits? or cheesy turnovers? cheese breads? However I would describe it, it does not change the fact that once you bite into these little cheesy things, the buttery crust melts in your mouth. The combination of parsley and feta cheese leaves slightly salty, refreshing taste on… Read On

Emine’s Little Biscuits for the Road!

These little biscuits have been with me all my life… My grandmother, Emine, made them  for get-togethers, tea parties, and especially as snacks for road trips. We call this “Tuzlu” which means salty. She would put them in a ziplock bag and throw them in her purse before we embark on a long drive.These biscuits… Read On