By Country

Traditional recipes

other than Russian / Soviet

Listed by country (well, at least relatively)

  • Australia

Apple Cake

a simple recipe which will make a lovely looking cake which is soft and vanilla-delicious

  • Azərbaycan (Azerbaijan)

Cheese and Herbs Qutabs

Azerbaijani pies – chewy and vegetarian!

  • Britain

Baked Aubergine and Courgettes Stuffed with Roast Pumpkin

a sweet – from the pumpkin – but very chewy and really good cheesy dish

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Hazelnut Pudding

apple cake with toasted nuts on top

Dan Lepard’s Green Onion and Sage Loaf

bunch of slightly tangy (because of sage) savoury buns

Deli Bread

soft and moist bread with mashed potatoes

English  Muffin  Toasting Bread

no-knead and no-fuss, will make a small loaf in just no time

Walnut, Date & Honey Cake

a chewy loaf cake with crunchy topping

  • България (Bulgaria)

Sladkish s Praskovi

Bulgarian cake with peaches

Spanachena Banitsa

a truly savoury pie with a wish hidden in every bite

  • Česko (Czech Republic)

Grandma’s Kolache

Czech jam pastries

  • Cuba

Cuban Bread or Pan Cubano de Manteca

nice white bread crunchy on the outside and soft inside

  • Danmark (Denmark)

Blueberry Cheese Danish Cake

an impressive cake – berries, cream cheese, glaze!

Danish Chocolate Swirl Coffee Bread

tiny tight but tasty cocoa buns

  • Deutschland (Germany)

Fränkisches Holzofenbrot or Franconian Wood Oven Bread

a dense tasty rye loaf … even without wood oven!

Gingerbread Cupcakes

flavourful, tangy, sweet & sour muffins

Gerstenbrot (Dark Blackened Sourdough Bread)

super dense and chewy bread with a trick on its top

Heidebrot or Heath Bread

two perfectly shaped loaves

Heidelbeerkuchen or Blueberry Cake

a cheesecake-like cake in need of a better crust

Jana’s Marmorkuchen, or Marble Cake

very laconic and simple, a truly German cake

Kontinentbrot (or Continent Bread)

moist, LOADED and chewy real German bread

Lebkuchen, German Gingerbread

dense, brandy-flavoured gingerbread

Wheat Sourdough Bread

wonderfully moist sourdough loaf with chewy crust from Baden region

Αλευρόπιτα, Alevropita

so quick’n’good (see photo above), it will be gobbled down with no problem

Almiri Kolokithopita or Savory Zucchini Cheese Pie

tasty layered pie with cheese, zucchini and spring onions

Αρωματική Χορτόπιττα (Aromatiki Hortopita, Aromatic Green’s Pie)

a substantial and nutritional double crust pie with greens and cheese

Blatsaria me kalambokalevro or Cornmeal Greens Pie from Epirus

unusual salty dish with greens in between chewy cornmeal layers

CC’s Greek Chickpea Soup

tasty cumin-scented thin soup

Cheese Pie with Homemade Phyllo Pastry

not the most effortless pastry but definitely a success!

Crumble Tarte with Apples, Pears and Raisins

super sweet Greek-size treat

Ελιόψωμο χωριάτικο or Village Olive Bread

super soft and salty buns with olives and whole wheat flour

Fanouropita, Byzantine Nut and Orange Cake

Greek-size moist and flavourful cake with a history

Galatopita or Greek Milk Pie

an easy sweet, pudding-like dessert

Greek Bread with Yogurt

soft and almost creamy

(Greek) Grandma’s Cheese Pies or Tiropitakia tis giagias

lots of pies with rubbery cheese filling – a Greek version of hand pies

Haniotiko Boureki (or Zucchini and Potato Bake / Pie from Crete)

a really soft veggie dish with a super tasty cheese crust

Homemade Village Bread or Khoriatiko psomi spitiko viologiko

huge flagrant bread with super soft crumb and yet all those healthy bran bits inside

Hortopita me Spanaki (Greek Spinach Pie)

pretty spinach ‘snails’ with onions and cheese

Isabelle’s Tyropita Baked with Agapi

savory pie with thin dough and white cheese + herbs filling

Κέικ καρότου με καρύδια or Carrot Cake with Walnuts Cashews

a substantial chewy cake (+muffins) to feed a crowd

Kolokithoboureko or Greek Zucchini Cheese Pie

a huge pie with chewy filling and a crunchy crust

Κολοκυθοτυρόπιτα (Kolokithotiropita, Corgette & Cheese Pie)

very puffy, soft and delicious – and really easy!

Koulourakia – Greek Butter Cookies with Sesame

whole lotta fluffy cookies with crunchy sesame coating

Koulouri Thessalonikis

soft and a tad sweet bread rings from Greece

Lenten Cinnamon Cake from Asia Minor (Νηστίσιμη Μικρασιάτικη Κανελόπιτα)

will make a moist flavourful eggless cake

Macedonian Halva (Μακεδονικός Χαλβάς)

semolina-based little puddings with nuts

Mediterranean Vegetable and (Mint) Pesto Millefeuille

a pie with unusual double salty cheese crust and spicy garlic-y pesto and vegetable filling

Μπριάμ (Briam)

traditional Greek really nutritious and truly summer vegetarian dish

Mud κέικ πορτοκαλιού (Orange Mud Cake)

truly orange cake big enough to feed a crowd

Olive bread sticks

soft, salty and addictive stickjaws

Ouzo and Pistachio Paximadia

sweet and oh so creamy (!) Greek biscotti with nutty pistachios

Πατάτες Λεμονάτες (Patates Lemonates or Lemony Potatoes)

citrus juices, honey, zest, – these are just amazing baby potatoes

Πατατόπιτα (Patatopita, Potato Pie)

αvery soft and cheesy pie, nicely crumby and perfectly paired with some sour cream

Smyrneika Koulourakia (Biscuits from Smyrna)

soft and just super biscuits

Σπανακόπιτα (Spanakopita) or Greek Spinach Pie with Whole Wheat Pastry

a large pie with salty green-y filling wrapped in the pastry with tangy orange flavour

Spanakorizo (σπανακόριζο)

use your leftover spinach to make this Greek Lenten dish

Spanakotiropita se Rolla or Spinach Cheese Rolls

tasty flaky pastry and salty filling

Τάρτα με κρέμα και ροδάκινο, Tart with Cream and Peaches

a creamy sweet leaky but gorgeous tart that makes you savour it just like Greek summer

Τάρτα λαχανικών με ψωμένιο φύλλο πίτας (Vegetable and Feta Tart on a Bready ‘Phyllo’ Crust)

a cheese layer covering a mixed vegetable layer on a pizza-like crust

Τυρόπιτες και χορτόπιτες με ζύμη πεϊνιρλί (Cheese and Greens Pies with Traditional Peinirli Dough)

lots of hand-pies with cheese and herbs – or even mashed potatoes

Τυρόψωμο με φέτα, κασέρι και θυμάριCheese-bread with feta, hard cheese and thyme

 doesn’t take much time or much tedious kneading, it’s simple and delicious

Tvorog Pie with Greek Horiatiko Pastry

Greek-size pie with a soft filling and just enough pastry

Χανιώτικο μπουρέκι (Courgette and Potato Boureki or pie from Chania, Crete)

very nutritious and addictive, also enormous and can feed a crowd

  • España (Spain)

Zopako (or Basque Soup Bread)

a real artisan loaf, wonderfully soft inside and crunchy outside

  • France

69% Hydration Pain au Levain

dense, moist bread with strong whole wheat flavor

Baguette Croccante Homemade

will make soft though tight white bread

Bredele aux noix

traditional Alsatian sweet-sweet-sweet glazed cookies

Classic Baguette 

3 supa-dupa-pupa baguettes with crunchy crust and soft crumb

Ficelles made with Anis Bouabsa’s Baguette Formula

a thinner and shorter version of a traditional baguette


crusty flat bread and oh boy is it fragrant!

Un gâteau simple et rapide et son glaçage à l’orange, Quick & Easy Cake with Orange Glaze

soft, really addictive and delicious citrusy cake

Gros Sablé Breton

a very sweet and crumbly giant shortcrust cookie from Brittany, France

Julia Child’s French Bread

three salty baguettes, soft and crunchy – eat them fresh!

Moelleux aux Groseilles or Redcurrant Cake

sourness of northern berries & sweetness of summer days

Pain au Romarin or Bread with Rosemary

aromatic breakfast bread

Pain aux Céréales

two flavourful loaves with crunchy crust

Pain de méteil au citron (Wheat & Rye Lemon Bread)

will make lots of buns with a subtle lemony flavour

Pain de Mie au Levain

2 loaves of flavourful SOURDOUGH bread with some amount of effort

Pear Croustade

a super-flavourful and super-crunchy tarte

Petits Pains or French Rolls

soft but crusty rolls ideal for breakfast

Petits pains sans pétrissage or No-Knead Buns

a plenty of small no-knead no-fuss chewy buns

Quiche à la Tanya & Georgia

a vegetarian version (can be upgraded with meat of course), will help you solve the dinner problem

Sablé aux figues pommes (Fig / Apple Jam Shortbread)

soft and crunchy bars with your favourite jam

Tarte au chocolat

delicious, delicate and an overall successful tart by Gérard Depardieu!

Tarte au Coulommiers

a substantial pie with that cheese flavor you just cannot imitate

Tarte aux Courgettes, Feta et Ricotta

a gourmet tarte with incredibly soft cheesy layer and tangy herbs

Tarte aux pommes à la crème au miel (Apple Tart with Honey Cream)

a large pie with crunchy apples and a soft creamy filling, not over sweet

Tarte Flambée  or Flammekueche

a traditional pie from Alsace, most commonly consumed with beer and has loads of versions

  • Georgia (NOT the Peach State)

Borano from Adjara region

a cheesy omelette-like pie with no much effort


traditional Georgian ‘cheese bread’, great with any filling and of course better on the day of baking

Khachapuri a là Adjari (Khachapuri po-adzharski)

traditional Georgian cheese pies, almost pizza-like, in the shape of a boat

Khachapuri with Herbs and Cheese

a pile of small pies loaded with fresh summer herbs

Khachapuri with Suluguni

flat cheese pies with thin dough and a similarly thin layer of filling

  • Hrvatska (Croatia)

Homemade Basa Cheese (Croatian)

why not experiment with homemade yogurt / cream cheese?

  • מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Israel)

Chocolate Chunk Challah

two braids, soft, chocolaty and zesty

Zemelakh or Sugar and Cinnamon Coated Shortbread Cookies

a Jewish recipe very popular in USSR

  • Italia (Italy)

Almond Biscotti

addictive crunchy-crumbly biscotti


dozens of crunchy chewy biscotti with your preferred – or some unusual – flavours!

Biscotti meini or Corn Cookies

traditional polenta cookies with orange or any other jam

Cake with Quadruple Chocolate and Tangerine Apple Marmalade

a super dolce (sweet) and morbido (soft) gingerbread-like Italian cake

 Chickpea Pea Sourdough Loaf (Pane di Ceci Piselli)

this interesting bread keeps amazingly well

Ciambelline al vino (Wine Donuts)

soft sugary biscuits with a very subtle wine flavour and a crunchy sugary crust

Crostata alle mele cotogne sciroppate or Apple and Cloudberry Crostata

a super nice shortbread cake with soft pastry and chunky jam layer

Crostata di Marmellata (Italian Jam Tart)

a tangy pie with a tasty pastry that you can adapt to your own taste (and jam=)

Crostata con frolla all’olio extravergine, or Pie with Extravergin Olive Oil Pastry

thin pie(s) with zesty orange inside – or choose your favourite jam

Eggplant-Ricotta Bake

a very successful and scrumptious dish loaded with vegetables & cheese

Grissini or Thin Bread Sticks

a lot of crunchy salty breadsticks

Involtini di Melanzane or Aubergine Rolls

peppery aubergine rolls with a hidden – Greek – ingredient

Italian Bread

2 tight super-white loaves, baguette-style but the crumb is much denser

Italian Panini all’Olio

cute and very soft Italian rolls with olive oil

Italian Plum Upside Down Cake

soft coffeecake with a sugary topping

Melanzane in Carrozza (Eggplant Sandwiches)

an unusual Italian sandwich-like dish with two types of cheese

Pane a Spiga con Patate or Spike-Like Potato Bread

a giant loaf of soft and sweetish white bread

Pane al Cioccolato

a very soft and chocolaty sourdough loaf – with or without chocolate

Pane con Patate ed Erba Cipollina or Potato and Herbs Sourdough Bread

chewy moist bread with burnt potato flavour

Pane di avena a lievitazione naturale or Sourdough Oat Bread

crumbly loaf with chewy crust and oats oats oats

Pane Tipo Altamura or Altamura Bread

a giant loaf of crumbly white bread


stick-jaw chocolate and nut bars

Parsley Pesto

an anti-flu appetizer spread (with all those cloves and mustard), which you can can alter to your taste

Plumcake al limone senza scuse (Foolproof Lemon Cake) 

a super easy delicious cake

Risotto con zucchine (Risotto with zucchini / courgettes)

creamy chewy risotto with bits of zucchini

Scarpaccia Toscana

a no-crust pie: so sophisticated and yet simple

Stirato or Italian Baguettes

very soft and crusty, with those air pockets inside

Torta delle Rose

soft, buttery, pillow-like dough, with crunchy crust… addicting

Tuscan Bread and Tomato Soup

aka pappa al pomodoro,  a way to use up your bread that unfortunately has become too stale


flavourful sourdough rye bread (or rather flat breads) from South Tyrol

  •  (Lebanon) لبنان

Man’oushe or Lebanese Flatbread

very soft white bread

  • المغرب‎‎ (Morocco)

Moroccan Whole Wheat Bran Bread

will make one round flat bread which is amazing, with lots of wholesome bran in it

  • Ossetia (North Caucasus)

Ualibah, Ossetia Brined Cheese Pie

a superb traditional Caucasian pie especially if you get the right type of cheese!

  • Österreich (Austria)

Linzer Cupcakes

real Linzer,with you favourite jam

Viennese Plum Cake

perfect early autumn sweet treat – flavourful plum pie / bars

  • Polska (Poland)

Polish Bread With Kefir And Flaxseeds

very tasty, meaty, moist and salty

  • Puerto Rico

Flan de Queso (Cheese Flan)

a very sweet and cloud-like custard, you, sweet-tooth people, here’s a wonderful recipe!

  • România (Romania)

Cozonac, Romanian sweet bread 

is tasty, not too sweet and really effectively huge


tangy and crunchy and chocolaty

  • Schweiz (Switzerland)

Pane Svizzero del Contadino (Swiss Peasant Bread)

super fragrant and rich in colour mini loaf

Swiss Easter Rice Tart

this pie is not your normal rice pudding. It  has NUTS inside, by the way!

  • Scotland

Baps, Scottish Morning Rolls

very easy and most flavourful buns

  • Suomi (Finland)

Korvapuustit, Finnish Cinnamon and Cardamom Buns

flavourful buns for a mug of tea

Ruispalat or Finnish Sourdough Flatbread

very flavorful and quite authentic

  • Sverige (Sweden)

Soder Light Rye

really light rye-whole wheat bread and all-purpose as well

  • Türkiye (Turkey)

Peynirli Poğaça or Turkish Feta and Herb Filled Savoury Buns

little puffed buns with soft cheese filling

  • Unites States of America

The $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie

sweet and crunchy – though overpriced – cookies

Corn Bread

airy and soft bread with crisp crust

Crunchy Seed Braid

super seed-loaded

Vermont Sourdough with Increased Whole Grain

2 lovely crusty loaves


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