Albania: Byrek me Spinaq

Next up: Albania! I did a little Google image search on Albania to give myself a bit of a visual of what this country looks like, and the first picture that caught my eye was this: …..WHAT?!?! THIS IS A REAL PLACE?!?! I used to spend a lot of time on deviantArt, and followed some…

Kosovo: Flija

Well this is a very interesting dish, I must say. Interesting like the country itself! I read a little about Kosovo’s history, to give myself a little context, and wow does this particular piece of land have a past! I feel like I should have known more about the history of this particular area of…

Montenegro: Krempita

Ok first off, can we just take a second and appreciate how beautiful this place is?? Where I come from, there are no big mountain ranges within like 500 miles of me, so I freak out at places with mountains that are easy to come by. These pictures remind me of the Swiss Alps, which…

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Pita/Burek

This week’s baked good comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina! I’ll be honest here, I thought the whole country was just “Bosnia.” I didn’t know Herzegovina was officially part of the title. For anyone else who maybe didn’t know that either, “Bosnia” seems to just be the general term for the place, but there is a…

Serbia: Torta Cokolada

Next up: Serbia! This cake might be a contender for my favorite thing I’ve made so far on this baking adventure. Right up there with the Prinsesstarta from Sweden. I mean, it’s chocolate cake. How can you go wrong?? ­čśë It was also deemed one of the favorites by my friends at the weekly potluck…

Romania: Pasc─â

Next is Romania! I’ve recently taken a low key interest in Romania, for some reason. I find the place kind of fascinating, and I’ve considered starting to learn the language (haven’t yet). No apparent reason, other than I like learning stuff and Romanian is a beautiful sounding language! Years ago, when I was in high…

Moldova: Brânzoaice

And we’re back after the holidays! Happy holidays!!! And by “after the holidays” I mean, I baked this before the holidays, but then the holidays happened and I’m just now getting around to blogging about it! So hopefully I can remember back to when I baked this! (I’m one of those people who puts the…

Ukraine: Honey Cake

Aaand our next stop is Ukraine! For this country’s baked good, I went to a friend and former coworker of mine, Anna, who is Ukrainian born, but now living here in Chicago. She directed me to her own fantastic cooking blog Blondie’s Cakes & Things, where she has a recipe for a Ukrainian honey cake….

Belarus: Potato Babka

On to Belarus! This week’s baked good is not a typical dessert item like many of my projects so far, but is instead a savoury dish, that I believe is eaten during the main course. I personally also think it is a great breakfast item! I know next to nothing about Belarus, so instead of…

Lithuania: Var┼ík─Śs pyragas

Next is Lithuania!! First off, I want to say sorry for the delay. I’m actually quite late in posting this. This and the next country, Belarus, I baked a few weeks ago, back before presidential election caused this country (USA) to┬álose it’s mind. I have been slacking on writing these blog posts because I have…

Latvia: R┼źpjmaizes k─ürtojums

  So this week (actually┬álike two weeks but who’s counting), we explore the delicacies of Latvia! I sorta cheated here, the actual recipe I used didn’t require any baking, instead just required a loaf of rye bread, but I still wanted to make this so I made my own rye bread and used that as…

Estonia: Estonian Kringle

Hello, all! Welcome back to those of you following, and welcome to those who are visiting for the first time! This week we’re visiting Estonia! Now this is a country I knew next to nothing about, other than it’s location, but all I had to do was do an image search on Estonia (I’m a…