Chicken and Peas Casserole

chicken and peas casserole

This is a classic Bulgarian recipe, and one of my childhood favourites. I really hope you enjoy it! 😉 Continue reading

Pork and Bean Casserole

Bean casseroles and soups have been my favourite dishes since I was a child. They are very popular in Bulgaria. In this recipe I am also using pork cheeks and pork ribs for extra flavour. These are very cheap cuts of pork that work amazingly well in slow cooked stews and casseroles. I hope you enjoy my recipe! 😉 Continue reading

Pork and Mushroom Wine Stew (Vinen Kebab)

This is a classic bulgarian dish, you will find on most restaurant menus. It’s a one pot wonder and very easy to prepare. It’s got strong flavours and is very moorish. I served mine with mashed potatoes. It also goes really well with plain rice, oh and lots of Parsley! 😉 Continue reading

Bulgarian Easter Bread (Kozunak)

We always have kozunak in Bulgaria for easter. This year I attempted to make one for the first time and it turned out really good. It brought me back to my memories of grandma kneading this massive yellowy bread and the vanilla aroma in the house. She always made a little one for the kids to try as we were quite inpatient.

This is a very rich eggy bread, similar to brioche or the italian panettone cake. It can be frozen and also works great in a bread pudding. Continue reading

Lentil Soup

This is a great wholesome soup from my childhood. I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 g brown lentils
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1tbsp paprika Continue reading

Moussaka

This is my version of a moussaka. It’s a lighter dish than traditional moussaka, as I use more vegetables and less potatoes and mince.

It’s is a definite East meets West dish, somewhere in the middle between Sheppard’s Pie and Moussaka. The additions of Worcester and Tabasco Sauce, cloves, celery and swede are inherited form British cuisine, whilst the savory, parsley and topping sauce are part of the traditional Bulgarian recipe. Continue reading