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bread & co breakfast serbian food 5 Comments


To have a fried dough for breakfast… After a teaspoon of slatko and a cup of coffee. In Sumrakovac village. Love it! The dough is called mekice, or mekike more often, and slatko is a type of fruit preserve that in Serbia we usually offer to the house guests as soon as they enter the door. It is served in a decorative bowl, alongside glasses, all filled with water. The guest eats a teaspoon of slatko, puts teaspoon in an empty glass and drinks from another. It’s an old custom and some people like to have it at their home first thing in the morning, before the coffee. So, back to mekice, the fried dough. It is basically a basic bread dough that Gaga‘s mom always has on hands. Flour + water + salt + yeast, and that’s it. Here, they eat them with fresh cheese, or sprinkled with sugar.

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Caraway Parker House Rolls

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Soft, buttery and perfectly shaped rolls. Caraway Parker House Rolls (original recipe) 1 Tbsp dry yeast 2 Tbsp sugar 60 ml warm water 340 ml milk 240 g butter, softened, plus more for the pan 710 g flour 2 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp caraway seeds 1 tsp coarse sea salt Combine the yeast with the…

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Bread Crumbs

bread & co recipe with step-by-step photos serbian food 19 Comments

My grandmother used to make homemade breadcrumbs. I remembered her going around the yard, checking if the bread is dried, grandfather assembling the nuts grinder… They let me turn the handle and I hear the cracking sound of dried bread grinding… Last few years I’ve been making them too. I know they are very cheap in supermarkets, but homemade is…

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