Top food blogs

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kulchatoylar (Baby bread)

When I was a child, my mum used to bake me these kind of "kulcha" breads:) I loved them! I missed those baby breads and decided to make some for my sweety too.  These "kulcha"s are so fun to make with your child! And they are great for school snacks! Just cut them in half horizontally and put some filling inside. They are surely better than any shop buns:)
300 ml of milk
50 grams of butter (or melted lamb's tail fat as in original recipe)
1.5 tbsp of yeast
1 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
Plain flour as needed
1 egg for greasing
Poppy seeds or sesame seeds for sprinkling
Warm up milk and add in butter or fat, mix until it is dissolved completely, take from stove, add in salt and sugar. Let it cool down a bit and add in yeast. Mix and gradually start adding flour. Make soft and a little bit sticky dough (but not too sticky). Grease with oil, cover and let it rest for 1.5 hours.
When the dough is ready, divide it in about 15 or more (depending on how small you want to make your mini breads) pieces. Shape out your "kulcha"s in small circular breads with thin center and thicker edges. Put them directly on your baking tray, cover and let them rest for 10 min.
Grease all of "kulcha"s with whisked egg and sprinkle with your favorite seeds. Bake in medium heat until nice golden in color.
Mmmmm, that heavenly smell!!!!
Enjoy your baby breads!!!

Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Qovurilgan yosh kartoshka (Fried baby potatoes)

Hi there everyone! I am so sorry for my long break, as always, I have so much to do! This time it's even more work, as somehow, most of my food photos are lost (don't know how????!!!!) and I have to cook all those dishes again! I need that photos for my book (I have to work on it a little bit more...). I suspect that maybe my daughter accidentally had deleted them... For the other side, maybe it's for my sake, as now I have better camera and my photos are much more beautiful!!!
Let me share with you one of my mother in law's favorite snack (photo is taken with my old camera, I have some more photos and recipes, I have to post them soon:))
 As soon as young baby potatoes are available at the market, my mother in law gets them, for cooking her favorite snack:) Though it is a little bit time taking, but still the taste worth the work:) Besides, nothing like eating those fresh, crunchy and delicious baby potatoes!
500 grams of baby potatoes
half a liter of clarified butter
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cook/boil  baby potatoes with their skin. When they are ready, drain the hot water and wash with cold water. Start peeling out their skin, and yeah it will take some time:)
Heat butter well and then deep fry potatoes in it. Fry half of all potatoes at a time, that will make them  crunchier. At the end, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Goes well with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers:)
Enjoy that crunchy babies!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!