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Choereg – Armenian Easter Bread

This delicious Armenian pastry is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. In English, choereg could be translated to “Armenian Easter bread”. The most important ingredient found in this pastry is the “mahleb”. This is what gives it its distinctive flavour and aroma. It can be found in Middle Eastern grocery […]

Cheese or Spinach Beoreg

Beoreg is delicious as an appetizer or side dish with layers of spinach or cheese filling baked in flaky filo pastry.

Lahmajune – Armenian Pizza

Lahmajune has been referred to as Armenian pizza. These delicious pies are sold by street vendors in the Middle East rolled and wrapped in waxed paper.

Selaki – Dabgadz Banirov Beoreg

One of my father’s favorites, This Beoreg makes a delicious appetizer – very light and delicate. This dough is quite easy to work with. The thinner you roll the dough, the better your Selaki will be. You can also use a mild Feta cheese in place of the cottage and bleu cheeses. In Kessab, the name “Selaki” referred to several kinds of fried dough. Do not confuse this with the sweet deep fried dough served with sugar as a confection.

Bandera Hootz – Cheese/onion Bread from Kessab

Bandera Hootz means simply “Cheese Bread” in the Kessabtzi dialect of Armenian. It is served as an appetizer or snack.