Weihnachtsstollen from Germany | Dresden Christmas Loaf

Stollen is a traditional German fruit bread, usually eaten during the Christmas season, when it is called as Weihnachtsstollen (after “Weihnachten”, the German word for Christmas) or Christstollen (after Christ)- Wiki. When I picked up this dish, it didn’t strike me the incident I had with this Stollen many years ago! The main identifying factor […]

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Vasilopita ~ Greek New Year’s Cake

Vasilopita is a special Greek dish baked for New Year’s Day either as a bread or a cake. This has silver or gold coins dropped in the batter and baked. The tradition holds that whoever gets it, is supposed to get good luck in the new year. There were many different recipes for this as […]

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Umm Ali | Bahraini Bread Pudding

Umm Ali also called Om Ali is a popular dessert from the Middle East. This is baked puff pastry with condensed milk, cream and nuts. This is also the national dish of Egypt. I came about this recipe from this site, however, I also found this in various other middle east blogs, which has such […]

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Tahini and Almond Cookies from Israeli

Tahini and Almond Cookies are from Israeli and the source I referred talks about store bought Tahini paste vs homemade. I guess as an Indian, with an exposure to both Andhra and Tamil cuisines, Sesame seeds is a staple and using it in various dishes is as common as many dishes. Maybe that is one […]

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Sekerpare | Eggless Turkish Soft Cookies in Sugar Syrup

Eggless Sekerpare from Turkey is my choice for S. These soft cookies are soaked Sugar Syrup. I was planning to make these on Friday, time simply passed and I finally ended up baking it only today. I adapted these from Sandhya’s, however mine were not completely dry though, even after drying it for a while. […]

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Russian Rose Bread | Cinnamon Wreath from Russia

Russian Rose Bread ended up being my bread for R when I had originally baked it for K as in Kringle. It was only when I was working on the pictures and trying to write the intro, I realized that the Kringle is more famously referred as Estonian Kringle. So I decided I could keep […]

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Qurabiya from Iran

Qurabiya or Ghorabiye is an Iranian shortbread type of biscuits made with ground almond. These cookies are supposed to have originated from Persia and made with almond flour, sugar, egg white, fat and nuts. The recipe is very simple and straight forward, though I came across a couple of different versions, claiming to be the […]

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Peanut Cookies | Hua Sheng Bing from China

These Peanut Cookies are from China and are called as Hua Sheng Bing. I know these would have made a great choice for H, however, I was happy I made those hot cross buns. For P I had the Pulla sweet bread bookmarked. However, as I had said, this week is sort of hectic and […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Scotland

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is my choice for O and the history of these cookies dates back to Scotland, where it was fist made. Though I am not a big fan of Oats and have tried my share of oats for breakfast, I always stock it and especially when Athamma is with us, I make sure […]

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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Italy

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Italy is my chosen dish for N. My initial choice was Neujahrspretzel which is a baked huge pretzel. I didn’t want to be so predictable by picking something with Nutella, however, after so many bakes both as cakes and bread, I realized that my boys were not touching it even […]

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