Pastel de Queijo

So I’ve been incessantly playing this game called Cooking Craze. It’s cooking against the time in different countries with various foods from that country, from street food to high-end stuff. For example, in France you’re making croissants but also frog’s legs. I’ve been so inspired by the different foods that the game has introduced me…

Ponchiki: Russian donut holes

Ponchiki are light, soft donuts which are made with farmer’s cheese (or ricotta), and very little flour. The outside is crispy and delicious and the interior is soft and billowy. My friend said they tasted like mini beignets. Betcha can’t eat just one! 🙂 Ponchiki (Recipe adapted from Olga’s Flavor Factory – one of the…

Pão de Queijo

So in my newly launched blog, and my new name PavPourri, lies my favorite pastime right now, which is baking different kinds of bread. Pav in Hindi means bread and the word Pav has the same pronunciation and various spellings all over the world. Take, for instance, this fabulous Brazilian cheese bread, Pão de Queijo….

Gozleme

Have you heard of these delicious Turkish Anatolian flat breads known as Gozleme? They sounded familiar but I hadn’t had one until this summer when we happened to be in gorgeous Sydney for the Vivid Sydney light festival. The festival sees the entire city light up every night in the most creative, gorgeous way and…

Truffle Cheese Straws

When I read a post about Gorgonzola Cheese Straws on one of the best blogs out there, Love and Olive Oil, it was 7pm. I had just made a vegetable and macaroni bake for the kids for dinner. I was waiting for them to finish a bath, and decided to catch up on my blog…