My mother-in-law makes lentils fairly often and that mine turned out almost as good as hers was a point of pride! Forristal’s lentil recipe was right on target, but her bread dough recipe came out a little sticky. To be fair though, it might have been sticky because this bread is usually shaped into a round loaf rather than braided. I had to add a lot more flour to make it tough enough for braiding. The amount of yogurt and cheese in it made for a very soft and moist bread.
Also, her Au Gratin recipe only called for zucchini but Bulgarians often use eggplants and zucchini together so that’s what we did. There is a layer of dill between each layer of vegetables that I thought would taste off, but it worked well with the rest of the dish!