Eating with your eyes first
Bosanske kifle/bosnian filled pastries
These 'kiflice' bring back so many memories from my childhood. My mama would make them the night before a long beach day, the next day. We would just play in the sand and in the water all day. As soon as we get hungry - my brother, cousins and I would just eat these throughout the day, whether with cheese or jam. Now, I make them for me and my husband often. Kifle are #pastries that can be plain/salty or filled with #chocolate, #jam, or #cheese. They can be served for #breakfast, savory snack or even as a #dessert. In my opinion, they are best served with a cup of Bosanska Kahva (Bosnian coffee).
“Mama would make them the night before a long beach day the next day. We would just play in the sand and in the water all day. As soon as we get hungry -”
Below is my recipe. There are a ton of recipes out there but I feel like this one is the easiest and tastiest. Note: if you don't have sour cream, you can use plain Greek yogurt.
1 cup of whole milk
2 tablespoons of instant yeast
1 tablespoon of Sugar
1 tablespoon of Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 cup of sour Cream
4 cups of All purpose Flour
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 egg for egg wash
Fillings: plum jam, nutella, or Bulgarian/Feta cheese.
1. Add 2 tablespoons of instant yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar to room temperature milk in a mixing bowl. Let the mix sit to the side for a few minutes.
2. In another mixing bowl with the flour, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder and mix in.
3. Once the flour and baking powder is mixed together, add the olive oil, sour cream and the instant yeast/milk mixture. Mix it all together with hands or a spoon.
4. Knead the dough for a 5/6 minutes until no longer sticky, forming a dough ball.
5. Now split the dough into two and roll out the dough into a circle onto a surface which has been dusted with flour. Spread the dough out until it is less than an inch thin.
6. The dough will be shaped into a circle. Cut the dough like you a cutting a pizza into slices/triangle shapes.
7. On the outer ends of the dough, place a dollop of your filling.
8. Now roll and shape the dough, similar to a mini croissant.
9. Place on a baking tray (make sure you grease the tray to prevent sticking/burning).
10. Brush the Kifle with egg wash and drizzle salt or sesame seeds of your choice.
11. Bake at 400F for 15/20 minutes or until light golden color.
12. Transfer to rack to allow to cool and then Enjoy!