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Simple Homemade Yeast Rolls

by Kariyana Donev Ingredients 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups warm water 2 TBSP active dry yeast 2 TBSP vegetable oil 1 TSP salt Directions In mixing bowl add water, yeast, oil and salt.  Let yeast activate. Knead in flour.  Let rise to double its size.  Shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheet.  Let rise again. Bake …

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Making Homemade Yogurt in the Sun!

Ingredients 1 to 2 quarts milk 2 to 3 tablespoons plain yogurt Steps to Make It Using a Thermos Almost fill a thermos bottle (preferably widemouthed) with milk heated to 100 F. Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and mix thoroughly. Put the lid on and wrap the thermos in two or three terry towels. …

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Bulgarian Moussaka Recipe

Ingredients 1 tablespoon sunflower or vegetable oil 1/2 cup finely minced button mushrooms 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon dried savory leaves 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1 bouillon cube (optional) 1 pound …