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Making Bulgarian-style Feta

Feta Cheese Making Recipe (Bulgarian)

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Bulgarian 'White Brined Cheese' or 'Sirene' as it is called in Bulgaria, has a smoother, creamier, more elastic texture than Greek Style Feta because it holds more moisture. The additional moisture is from less aggressive draining lower acid levels. This cheese does not crumble, but instead can be cut into cubes or slices. When ripened for a few weeks it becomes spreadable, almost like a young Camembert.

Freshly baked Banitza

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If you ever been to Bulgaria, the chances are you already know what banitsa is. This savoury pastry with filling is an absolute classic in Bulgaria and to Bulgarians banitsa is what quiche is to French. Generally served for breakfast, countless fillings such as eggs and sirene cheese, spinach and cheese, rice and spices, cabbage Continue reading Banitsa

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Bulgarian Guvech- Vegetable Casserole With Meat in a Clay Pot - Recipe - Food.com

This dish has a Turkish name and I guess it's origin is Turkey. However the recipe I am sharing today comes from the Southern part of Bulgaria. It is very healthy meal, full with vitamins and protein. It is usually made with pork or beef, tomatoes,okra, mushrooms, peas, green beans, potatoes, eggplant, onions, herbs, and spices and is often served with "Balkan Mixed Salad", a combination of roasted eggplant, sweet roasted peppers, garlic, tomatoes. The veggies in this dish can vary depending…

Mliako s oriz - Rice pudding

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Mliako s oriz or the Bulgarian version of Rice pudding is another traditional to Bulgarians recipe. It most probably comes directly from our Turkish neighbors and it’s called “Sütlaç” in Turkey, and a bunch of other Balkan countries, our research shows. Our research (and experience) also shows that rice puddings are found in nearly every Continue reading Mliako s oriz – Rice pudding

Stuffed-peppers-Bulgarian-recipe

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Palneni chushki or stuffed peppers is a dish popular in many countries around the world under different names but ask any Bulgarian about it and they will say it’s one of the most traditional national dishes. It has many variations, but generally all fall under one of the two kinds – vegetarian Continue reading Palneni chushki – minced meat and rice stuffed peppers

Palneni chushki - minced meat and rice stuffed peppers | The world of food and cooking

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Palneni chushki or stuffed peppers is a dish popular in many countries around the world under different names but ask any Bulgarian about it and they will say it’s one of the most traditional national dishes. It has many variations, but generally all fall under one of the two kinds – vegetarian Continue reading Palneni chushki – minced meat and rice stuffed peppers

Zelevi sarmi

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When I think of simple, slow cooked and homemade food, one of the things I imagine is Zelevi Sarmi. A simply prepared dish that brings me a sense of home or contentment every time I eat it. Probably the dish is not of Bulgarian origin but it’s so popular that every second Bulgarian will tell Continue reading Zelevi Sarmi – cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat & rice

Kavarma

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If I need to describe Kavarma in just one sentence, it will be: traditional comfort dish, that’s easy, healthy, flavorful and delicious. Kavarma is one of the most popular Bulgarian dishes, a must-try and a brilliant example of the traditional Bulgarian cuisine. It’s a combination of fresh and flavorful vegetables and pork meat, although you Continue reading Kavarma – Bulgarian pork and vegetables stew

Podlucheni tikvichki – Fried courgettes (zucchini) with dill garlic yogurt

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This is a very popular dish in Bulgaria and it can be a side dish as well as a starter. This dish is often prepared few hours in advance and left in fridge to cool. The variations of the dish differ depending on the region and tastes – some love them soft and completely done, Continue reading Podlucheni tikvichki – Fried courgettes (zucchini) with dill garlic yogurt

Bulgarian-Musaka

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Bulgarian Musaka is a version of the very popular dish of the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East – Moussaka. It uses potatoes instead of aubergines and does not contain zucchini (courgettes), either. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients: 5 tablespoons olive oil 500g ground beef 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground Continue reading Musaka – the Bulgarian version of Eastern Mediterranean Moussaka

Musaka – the Bulgarian version of Eastern Mediterranean Moussaka | The world of food and cooking

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Bulgarian Musaka is a version of the very popular dish of the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East – Moussaka. It uses potatoes instead of aubergines and does not contain zucchini (courgettes), either. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients: 5 tablespoons olive oil 500g ground beef 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground Continue reading Musaka – the Bulgarian version of Eastern Mediterranean Moussaka

Rice-spinach-and-mushrooms-with-yogurt-sauce

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Closely resembling risotto or pilaf, this traditional Bulgarian recipe for cooking rice, is a delicious meal that is a warming and hearty in itself or it can be served as a side dish with a roast and grilled lamb or even pork. Prep Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 500g of fresh spinach, washed, Continue reading Rice, spinach and mushrooms with yogurt sauce

Roast pumpkin with honey and walnuts

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Pechena tikva s med i orehi – Roast honey & walnuts pumpkin If you consider pumpkin to be modest or simple this traditional Bulgarian dessert will make you think twice. It makes pumpkin shine and underlines its amazing flavor and creates “something from nothing”’. Roast pumpkin (or Pechena tikva in Bulgarian) has many Continue reading Roast Honey & Walnuts Pumpkin

Wine kebap - Bulgarian red wine beef stew

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If I need to describe the dish Vinen Kebap (“Wine Kebap”) in one short sentence it will be: A slow-cooked, comforting dish that is well worth the wait. Kebap in Bulgarian is a generic term used for dishes made of pieces of meat, sauce and spices. It could be cooked from pork, beef and even Continue reading Vinen kebap – Bulgarian red wine beef stew

Kebapche

Kebapche - a Bulgarian meal

Kebapche is a type of Bulgarian meal

Snezhanka salad - the Bulgarian tsatsiki | The world of food and cooking

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Snezhanka salad (салата “Снежанка”) aka Mlechna salata, is the Bulgarian version of the Greek tzatziki (tsatsiki). There are variations of this dish all over the Balkans, as well as in Iraq, Iran, India and even in the Caucasus mountains. Snezhanka means “snow white”. The other name of this salad is “dry tarator”, because of its Continue reading Snezhanka salad