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Holy Bread Recipe

Image from With the Sveti Nikola slava approaching on the 19th December, I thought it would be handy to share my simple recipe for holy bread AKA 'Prosphoron' or 'Nafora'.This bread is neither made with nor baked with any fat or oil, and is also offered at the DivineLiturgy (church on Sunday morning).
Ingredients: 1 packet of active dry yeast1 teaspoon of white sugar2 1/2 cups of warm water6 cups of plain flour1 tablespoon of saltProsphora seal (optional)
1. Sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup warm water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and stir until dissolved. Leave to rise.
2. Combine 5 1/2 cups of flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
3. Pour in yeast and remaining warm water. Optional: add a few drops of holy water. Combine well.
4. Sprinkle remaining flour over your work area and knead dough for 10 minutes, adding as little additional flour as possible to the board. Dough should be soft but not too sticky.

5. Put dough into a la…

Fluffy Buttermilk Kifli

This recipe is a healthier alternative to the traditional Macedonian Kifli recipe. I will also incorporate the original recipe into my post. My recipe uses Organic Spelt flour, but you can substitute this with any flour of choice, including Quinoa Flour, Wholemeal flour, or a combination of different flour alternatives. Please keep in mind that some flours need to be proportioned with an equal amount of plain flour, as it may be harder to knead the dough. I chose Spelt flour as it is significantly richer in nutrients, proteins and minerals, and is much easier to digest than plain flour.
Approximately 1kg of Organic Spelt Flour (or plain flour)Additional flour for kneading500ml of Buttermilk (or full cream milk)2 small cups of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or vegetable oil)1 packet of Dry Yeast1 tablespoon of Sea Salt (or table salt)1 stick of Organic Natural Stevia Sweetener (or 1 tablespoon of white sugar)3 Organic Free Range Eggs1 tablespoon of Baking Powder
100g ricotta cheese …