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Covrigi is the plural form of the Romanian word covrig is the name of a type of Romanian salted bread topped with poppy seeds, sesame seeds or large salt grains, especially in the central area of the country, and the recipe does not contain any added sweetener. In Romania the covrigi are a very popular fast food in urban areas and also as a holiday gift in rural areas.

Covrigi, A Type Of Romanian Salted Bread Topped With Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seeds Or Large Salt Grains

Griş cu lapte is a Romanian dessert made with semolina boiled in sweetened milk. Jam, candied fruit, cinnamon and raisins may added. Once cooked, the preparation is poured into a cake pan. It is served warm or cold. The word gris may come from German language griess similar to the English grit.

Griş cu lapte is a Romanian dessert made with semolina boiled in sweetened milk. Jam, candied fruit, cinnamon and raisins may added. Once cooked, the preparation is poured into a cake pan. It is served warm or cold. The word gris may come from German language griess similar to the English grit.

Şarlotă - a custard made with milk, eggs, sugar, whipped cream, gelatin, fruits, and lady fingers; from the French Charlotte.

Şarlotă - a custard made with milk, eggs, sugar, whipped cream, gelatin, fruits, and lady fingers; from the French Charlotte.

Plăcintă is a Romanian traditional pastry resembling a thin, small round or square-shaped cake, usually filled with a soft cheese such as Urdă or apples.

Pumpkin pie and coconut brings you the flavor of autumn dish.

Pandişpan - sponge cake - based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, and eggs, sometimes leavened with baking powder which has a firm, yet well aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge. A sponge cake may be produced by either the batter method, or the foam method.

Pandişpan - sponge cake - based on flour (usually wheat flour), sugar, and eggs, sometimes leavened with baking powder which has a firm, yet well aerated structure, similar to a sea sponge. A sponge cake may be produced by either the batter method, or the foam method.

Mucenici - Some believe that when the  40 Martyrs of Sebaste were drowned, flowers rose to the surface. As a result, for the date of 9 March, every, year, there is a typical dessert with the same name, Mucenici. The desserts are made in the figure 8 to look like garlands. Others believe that the figure 8 denotes a stylized human form of the martyrs themselves.

Mucenici - Some believe that when the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste were drowned, flowers rose to the surface. As a result, for the date of 9 March, every, year, there is a typical dessert with the same name, Mucenici. The desserts are made in the figure 8 to look like garlands. Others believe that the figure 8 denotes a stylized human form of the martyrs themselves.

Cozonac - a traditional sweet bread, similar to Italian panettone, that is usually prepared for every major holiday (Christmas, Easter, New Year, Pentecost) in Romania.  Depending on the region, one may add to it any of the following: raisins, lokum, grated orange or lemon rind, walnuts or hazelnuts, vanilla or rum flavour. Cozonac may be sprinkled with poppy seeds on top. Other styles use a filling, usually a ground walnut mix, ground poppy seeds mixture, cocoa powder, rum essence and…

The best Romanian Christmas sweet bread recipe, just like my mother used to make it.


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