Friday, August 8, 2014


Yesterday I had already made some rice pudding for dessert, when I read the recipe for banana cup-cakes Kepanie published on Knitspiring Odyssey.

Wow, these cup-cakes are something! So airy, so fluffy and they just melt in the mouth, and the taste of bananas is so strong. This is the first time I'm using milk with vinegar and I admit I had to ask in my favourite cooking forum if the recipe was OK, as I had never encountered this method of rising the patty.

The recipe yields two dozens of cup-cakes. My modifications - I used dairy butter instead of shortening and I added less that a full second cup of flour - I stopped adding the flour when the texture of the patty was dense enough, so my flour was about 1/3 of the second cup less that the recipe stipulates. If you're a cup-cake fan, definitely go check that recipe :)

And today I made these Japanese rolls with butter. The original recipe was published in a Japanese cooking site, I saw it interpreted in my favourite Bulgarian cooking forum - labrex is my cooking guru again. However I deviated a bit from the recipe, adding milk and egg to the dough for richer taste and omitting the garlic, as I have a very strong aversion to it (though I'm sure I'm not a vampire lol :))
Ingredients: 400 g flour, 100 ml milk, 150 ml water, 1 egg, 20 ml olive oil with rosemary, 7 g dry yeast, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, dry savory and dry basil.

Mix the ingredients and make dough. Cut and form into 8 rolls. Place on a baking tin, cover with a cloth and let the dough rise.

After the rolls have doubled their volume, make a cut in each roll and place a strip of butter (if you like garlic, you can use garlic flavoured butter).

Bake in a preheated oven at 180C. Serve warm with cheese and tomato salad, butter and mixed spices or any other way you prefer fresh bread.

I must start jogging or something, I'm gaining weight with all that baking :)))


  1. Очень люблю готовить маффины!!!А мой сынуля обожает их кушать)))

  2. Yay! I'm so happy you tried ought my mum's boss' recipe and got terrific results! I forwarded her your comment. She was touched. Those biscuits look good.