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1. A Bite of Bulgaria

Bulgarian traditional recipes and tasty ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. soups, salads, main dishes and desserts.

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  • Istanbulian Meatballs With Tomato Sauce
    on May 12, 2013 in Pork Main Dishes Beef
    Istanbulian Meatballs With Tomato Sauce is another traditional recipe from Bulgaria. The name "Istanbulian" comes from the relevant region, where Turkish capital is located nowadays. The dish combines slight and juicy meatballs with tomato chili pepp...
  • Chicken Soup with Celery
    on Mar 11, 2012 in Soups Chicken
    Tasty chicken soup with vegetables and bulgarian liaison. It is amazing warm cure for winter's cold.  Ingredients: 1 chicken 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 celery, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 peppers, green and red 1 tablespoon fl...
  • Duck Kapama
    on Jan 25, 2012 in Poultry Main Dishes Duck
    Typically, winter dish with tasty fried duck pieces and vegetables. Duck Kapama goes good with all types of red wine. Duck Kapama with mushrooms and vegetables Ingredients:1 duck 1 cup mushrooms 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled and cho...
  • Bean Soup
    on Dec 28, 2011 in Soups
    Traditional Bulgarian soup made from white beans and vegetables. You can add dry cured or smoked ham for a better taste.  Ingredients:2 cup white dry beans 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/2 a celery (optional)1 onion, finely chopped1 tomato 3 pep...
  • Snow-White Salad
    on Dec 27, 2011 in Salads Appetizers
    Do you remember the cold cucumber soup called Tarator? The Snow-white salad is known as dry Tarator. It's an easy to make salad with refreshing impact. Ingredients: 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped2 cups whole-milk yoghurt, 1/2 cup walnuts,...
  • Sarmas - Stuffed Vine Leaves
    on Dec 22, 2011 in Pork Main Dishes Christmas Beef
    Traditionally, Sarmas (pl.) are indispensable part of every Bulgarian table for Christmas. Photos by Lois Slokoski Ingredients:  800g minced meat, beef and pork 1 onion, finely chopped1 cup rice, 2 tablespoons parsley 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 p...
  • Christmas Walnut Rolls
    on Dec 21, 2011 in Pastry Christmas Dessert
    One of our favourite Bulgarian Christmas pastry. You can make it part of your Christmas Eve dining table.       Dough:1 cup flour½ cup low fat butter1//4 cup sugar½ teaspoon salt Filling:1 vanilla powder½ cup walnuts, pounded u...
  • Bulgarian Style Cake
    on Dec 15, 2011 in Cakes Dessert
    This sweet and downy cake is good idea for Christmas’ dessert. You can spread it with powdered sugar. It would be like a snow-covered.  Ingredients: 4 eggs, beaten up1 cup sugar1 cup yoghurt1/2 cup vegetable oil1 baking powder2 vanilla powders...
  • A Walnut Cake
    on Dec 8, 2011 in Cakes Dessert
    Sweet and crunchy walnut cake with chocolate and lemon flavour.Ingredients:1 cup sugar350 g walnuts, grounded9 eggs1 lemonVanilla powder For the cream:2 glairs½ cup powdered sugar50 g chocolate100 g walnuts, grounded70 ml brandy or rum For the glaze...
  • Schnitzel from mince and potatoes.
    on Nov 29, 2011 in Pork Main Dishes Beef
    A deep fried schnitzels from grated potatoes, minced meat and finely chopped onion. The recipe is from my grandmother's notebook.  Ingredients 250 g minced meat (40% Pork, 60% Beef)4 potatoes, peeled and grated2 onions, finely chopped4 eggs4 t...
  • Potato Cream Soup with Croutons
    on Nov 24, 2011 in Soups
    Fresh and simple made soup from potatoes. Croutons and lemon pieces add a zest to the soup, but when you subjoin a yoghurt you will make it perfectly tasty. Photo by Vania Filipova Ingredients 6 potatoes, peele...
  • Pork Chops with Green Olives and Blue Cheese
    on Nov 22, 2011 in Pork Main Dishes Gourmet
    A sliced pork fillet with sauce of sour cream, blue cheese and green olives is a great dish for your romantic dinner with your soul mate. It goes perfectly well with a bottle of red wine. Ingredients1000 g pork fillet400 green olives, stoned250 g blu...
  • Stuffed Turkey with Mince and Quinces
    on Nov 20, 2011 in Poultry Main Dishes Turkey
    You can stuff turkey with whatever it occurs to your mind. And this recipe could give you the idea of your next holiday dinner. Stuff the turkey with quinces, raisins, almonds and minced meat and you will discover the pleasure of flavors. Ingredient...
  • Steak with Whisky Sauce
    on Nov 17, 2011 in Pork Main Dishes Grilling
    Whisky and Pork chop - two of our favorite things, combined in one dish. Ingredients 2 pork chops2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon saltPepper, to taste1 medium onion, chopped2 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon brown sugar2/3 cup bouillon2 tablespoons Whisk...
  • Chicken with Peppers and Parsley
    on Nov 15, 2011 in Main Dishes Chicken
    Photo from Vkusnoikrasivo.com The different way to cook chicken! 1 chicken1 onion3 bunches of parsley1 carrot, peeled and chopped8 red pepppers100 g butter1 lemon1 egg1 cup yoghurtSalt and pepper, to taste Cut the...
  • Caviar from Curd (Rodopian Breakfast)
    on Nov 13, 2011 in Breakfast Dip Appetizers
    Simple!  Quick!  Tasty! Healthy!   Photo from Ekskurzii.com 500 g curds200 g mayonnaise1 tbs savory, dry½ tbs cumin1 onion, finely chopped1 tbs red pepperSalt and black pepper, to taste Chop the onion into small pieces.  Add...
  • Crème Caramel
    on Nov 10, 2011 in Gourmet Dessert
    Crème Caramel is classic and quick elegant dessert, but it is also the sweetest temptation. Photo from Luxmedia.bg 400 g sugar1 liter milk8 eggs, beaten up2 packets vanilla Melt 1/4 of the sugar in a non-stick pan. When the sugar is turned into...
  • Bulgarian Donuts - Mekitsas
    on Nov 5, 2011 in Breakfast
    Bulgarian dish made of kneaded dough, as dough of pizza, but it’s a deep fried instead of garnished and baked. Photo from Vkusnoikrasivo.com 2 cups yoghurt1 egg1 tbs baking soda3 tbs sugar1 tbs salt20 g yeast4 cups flour The yeast is dissolved i...
  • Chicken Lungs with Eggplant and Mushrooms
    on Nov 4, 2011 in Main Dishes Chicken
    Fried chicken lungs with stewed mushrooms, onion and eggplant. Photo from Gotvetesmen.com 500 g chicken lungs300 g mushrooms1 eggplant (aubergine)2 onionsVegetable oilSalt and pepper, to tastePaprikaSavoryParsley Washed and chopped mushrooms are...
  • Flatten Pepper Fried Balls
    on Nov 1, 2011 in Main Dishes
    Flatten pepper fried balls are meatballs without any meat at all. There are a few recipes in Bulgarian meal with that kind of meatballs, but it is the most delicious way to cook it. 10 red peppers2 eggs1 onion1 cup feta cheese, gratedParsleySavorySa...

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