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Romania: Lamb in dough

* 1 kg entrails (liver, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys etc) 1 kg entrails (liver, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys etc) 2 onions 150 gr butter 3 bunches green garlic(spring garlic) 3 bunches green onion(spring onion) 6 eggs 1 mug sour-cream (250 ml) salt, pepper green, fresh parsli, dill

Preparation:

For the dough mix 3 eggs, 2 […]

Romania: Pasca

Dough: 500 g cozonac dough (check out the cozonac recipe), 50 g butter to lubricate the griddle

Filling: 500 g sweet cottage cheese (double creme), 1 glass sugar, 2 spoons flour, salt, 2 spoons raisins, 4 eggs (one for ointment), 2 spoons butter, 1 glass milk, cinamon (nutmeg), sugared-vanilla, lemon peeling.

Spread the dough in […]

Romania: Stuffed Cabbage rolls

2 pickled cabbages 1 kg minced pork meat (you can use lamb, veal, but traditionally is made out of pork) 1 coffee cup of rice (150 gr) 2 onions 1 chillipepper (optional) 3 carrots (optional) 1 glass wine tomatoe paste 3 bunches of greens: parsli, dill, thyme bay leaves, pepper, salt

Preparation:

Separate and […]

Romania: TURTA DE MIERE (Honey Cake or Cookies)

2 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 2 tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Pinch of ground cloves Pinch of ground nutmeg (optional) Preparation Instructions Prepare several days in advance. Mix ingredients together well; knead lightly on floured board for a few minutes, adding flour if necessary but trying to keep […]

Romania: TOCANA NATZIONALA (Native Stew)

2 tbsp. shortening 2 finely sliced large onions Flour, salt and pepper to dredge meat 2 lbs. veal or beef, cubed (1 inch) 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced 5 potatoes, pared and quartered Preparation Instructions Melt shortening in heavy skillet, add onions and cook until golden brown. Dredge meat in flour, salt and pepper, then add […]

Romania: SUPA DE SALATA (Lettuce Soup)

4 tbsp. butter or minced bacon 4 minced green onions or 1 medium dry onion 1 bud garlic, minced 2 heads lettuce (about 2 lbs in all) Lemon juice 2 cups water 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup table cream Minced parsley Salt and pepper Preparation Instructions Cook slowly minced onion and garlic in melted fat […]

Romania: SUPA DE MERE (Apple Soup)

4 or 5 apples (sour or Pippin) 1 tbsp. sugar 1/2 lemon juice 1/2 lemon slices Cinnamon to taste 2 tbsp. flour 1 cup sweet cream 1 egg yolk salt to taste Preparation Instructions Boil apples in about 3 quarts water. Add sugar, lemon, cinnamon and salt. Beat flour with yolk only (egg white will […]

Romania: SUPA DE CHIMION (KIMION) (Caraway Seed Soup)

4 or 5 tbsp. fat 3 tbsp. flour 1 large onion, finely minced 1 tbsp. caraway seeds 5 or 6 cups cold water 1 tsp. salt Dash pepper Table cream Crackers, toasted bread cubes, or croutons Preparation Instructions Melt fat, add flour and brown. Add minced onion and brown well. Add caraway seeds, stir a […]

Romania: SPANAC (Spinach, creamed)

2 lbs. fresh spinach 3 tbsp. butter or drippings 1 tbsp. flour 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch baking soda 2 cups water 1 cup milk salt and pepper 2 tbsp. sour cream (optional) 1 tsp. lemon juice Preparation Instructions Bring the water to a boil, add baking soda, salt and washed spinach. Boil 2 minutes. […]

Romania: SARMALUTZE DIN FRUNZE DE VITZA (Grape Leaf Meat Rolls)

2 or 3 dozen grape leaves (May is the best month). They may be purchased in jars preserved in brine, at Greek, Armenian, etc. Stores. Other leaves may be used – suggestions below.

Pour boiling water over leaves to wilt, then rinse in cold water. If preserved leaves are used, just rinse in water. Fill […]