100-Year-Old Recipe

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey through time? In this article, we’re diving into a cherished family recipe that has stood the test of time – a 100-year-old gem from my mother-in-law’s kitchen. What’s unique about this recipe? It requires no yeast and no oven, making it a versatile and accessible treat for all occasions. Let’s uncover the secrets of this beloved recipe and learn how to recreate it in your own kitchen.


First Dough Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity
1 egg 1
A pinch of salt
15ml unsalted butter 15ml
40ml milk 40ml
150g all-purpose flour 150g

Second Dough Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity
2 eggs 2
A pinch of salt
38g (3 tbsp) white sugar 38g
30ml unsalted butter 30ml
190g all-purpose flour 190g


Step 1: First Dough

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Crack open one egg into a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt, unsalted butter, and milk.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  3. Incorporate the Flour: Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the wet ingredients, stirring continuously until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the Dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Rest the Dough: Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest while you prepare the second dough.

Step 2: Second Dough


  1. Mix the Ingredients: In another mixing bowl, crack open two eggs and add a pinch of salt, white sugar, and unsalted butter.
  2. Whisk Thoroughly: Whisk the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the Flour: Gradually incorporate the all-purpose flour into the wet ingredients, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  4. Combine the Doughs: Once both doughs are ready, gently combine them together to form a single dough ball.

Step 3: Shaping and Cooking

  1. Shape the Dough: Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into desired shapes, such as rolls or twists.
  2. Cooking Without an Oven: Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Cook Until Golden: Place the shaped dough portions onto the skillet, leaving space between each one. Cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Serve and Enjoy: Once cooked, remove the dough portions from the skillet and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy the delicious flavors and the nostalgia of a recipe passed down through generations.

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