Gibanica – Serbian Cheese Pie

A savory Serbian pastry, with a lightly herbed dairy filling between layers of delicate fillo dough.  Prep Time: 45 minutes  Cook Time: 35 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes  Serving: 8 servings Ingredients 3 large eggs 1 pound ricotta cheese 1 pound feta cheese rinsed if in salt brine, cut into small cubes or crumbled 2-3 tablespoon sour cream 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup seltzer or sparkling water 1 teaspoon dried dill Freshly ground pepper to taste […]

Baklava: Sugar Rush Is a Promise

Baklava is a sweet dessert made of layers of flaky phyllo pastry filled with crushed nuts and sweetened with honey syrup. Baklava Ingredients When making this baklava recipe, it helps to think of the ingredients list in three different components: Phyllo pastry- find frozen phyllo dough in the freezer section next to things like pie crust. […]

Gyros: the Most Famous Greek Dish

Gyros is a Greek dish. Common comfort food on Balkans. Ingredients: 2 lb / 1 kg chicken thigh fillets , boneless skinless MARINADE: 3 large garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp) 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar) 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 […]

Not a Burger – it’s Pljeskavica

Pljeskavica is not your average burger. These Serbian pork and beef patties are full of flavor and they are huge!!!! Serve them inside pita bread with onion, pickles, and national treasures Ajvar and Kajmak! INGREDIENTS: For the meat patties: 1 lb (450g) ground beef 1 lb (450g) ground pork 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sweet […]

Halva: Not Your Everyday Fudge

Halva is a Middle Eastern treat made from tahini that is similar to fudge, but much better! INGREDIENTS1 1/2 c.  tahini3/4 tsp.  kosher salt1 1/2 c.  granulated sugar1/3 c.  water1/2  vanilla bean (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract)FOR CARDAMOM PISTACHIO HALVA3/4 c.  toasted pistachios 1/2 tsp.  cardamomFOR CHOCOLATE SWIRLED HALVA3 oz.  roughly chopped chocolate FOR COFFEE HALVA1/4 c.  […]

Souvlaki: Chicken Skewers the Greek Way

Make your own homemade chicken souvlaki with fluffy pita bread and creamy tzatziki sauce with this easy to follow Greek chicken souvlaki recipe, now with my hands on video as well! Ingredients For the chicken souvlaki 4 boneless chicken breasts (approx. 1 kg/35 ounces) 4 tbsps olive oil juice of 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic, minced 2 tbsp dried oregano […]