Romania: Pască

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: Varškės 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 lose it’s mind. I have been slacking on writing these blog posts because I have…

Latvia: Rūpjmaizes kārtojums

  So this week (actually like 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…

Hungary: Dobostorte

And we’re back! A lot quicker this week than last week! Hungary!! I tried to think of some stereotypical Hungarian things that might be commonly known outside of Hungary- like leprechauns or Guinness for Ireland, chocolate for Switzerland, Yorkshire tea (or just tea in general) for England, ancient Roman ruins or pasta (“Mamamia, that’s a…

Croatia: Čupavci

Ok wow, hi, I’m like super late in posting this,, sorry for the delay! These past few weeks at my job has been CRAY and I’ve been low on motivation. But I’m making myself sit down and do this before I totally forget about this one. Soooo CROATIA!! So I’m actually cheating a little bit….

Italy: Sfogliatella Ricca

Welp. This was the first recipe on this adventure that I pretty much failed at on the first try. My first attempt was less than satisfactory, so I made it a second time. And they’re still not correct, they’re a bit closer! Oh, Italy. Italia. *sigh* What a great place. I had the privilege of spending…

Switzerland: Berner Mandelkranz

Switzerland!!! What a beautiful little country! I had the pleasure of spending a short time there with my bff as we traveled to a few countries in Europe, and I wish we had more time there! SO PRETTY!! We flew into Geneva, traveled to Bern and then to Zurich, making quick visits to Emmental and…

Austria: Kardinalschnitten

Austria! One place I definitely would love to visit one day! A land of beautiful scenery, silky chocolate, and the Sound of Music!! haha. And also delicious baked goods. Let’s do our Austrian current events! -Since the 2016 Summer Olympics are happening right now in Rio, I thought I’d give an update on how Austria…