Kulaç, also known as Albanian soda bread, is often used as a bread substitute in Albanian homes because of how quickly you can make it. Traditionally, one would bring a Kulaç to important dinners, engagements, baptisms, or wedding. Kulaç is typically made for breakfast and can be eaten salty (with butter and feta cheese) or sweet (with honey or jam).
In this “Food Finds” post, I’ve invited an old college buddy of mine, Livja, to introduce a favorite family dish: Kulaç. Livja has been creating and editing such incredible videos for as long as I’ve known her and she’s a proud of her Albanian heritage. I’m excited that she’s bringing the culinary traditions of her people to the table with the help of all her family members. Don’t forget to watch the tutorial video at the bottom and please subscribe to her Youtube Channel to get some more “storytelling with a soul.”
Words from Livja: Does everyone think their grandmother is the best cook in the world? Because my nena is a magician in the kitchen – I’d bet money on Leta. I’ve realized that if I want to inherit her epic cooking skills and carry on our Albanian family recipes, I’m going to have to learn now!
Why not start with a legendary Albanian staple – Kulaç (pronounced kulach)?
This recipe is so easy and tasty, it almost doesn’t make sense – check it out!
A few notes about the ingredients
- The yogurt does not have to be Chobani but it does have to be whole milk.
- After the Kulaç has baked, you can eat it plain or use different spreads. It’s traditionally eaten with feta cheese, but you can also use butter, honey, jam, and fig preserves.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES FARENHEIT!
DECORATE THE KULAC LIKE NENA!
PUT THE KULAC IN THE OVEN
LEAVE IT TO COOL DOWN STANDING UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES
Ju beft te mire! (Enjoy)
FIND THE RECIPE BELOW⬇️
HERE’S THE TUTORIAL VIDEO SO YOU GET ALL THE STEPS RIGHT:
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#wheretonext in the kitchen… comment below to share more recipes for me to discover! with love, izzy
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