le strugurlása - Boil flat noodles in a pot of water sweetened
with honey and colored with saffron. In another bowl mix currants,
raisins and cream cheese. In a flat dish make a layer of noodles
(cooked until soft, and drained), spread thickly with the cheese and raisin
mixture, then more noodles, more mixture, finishing with a layer of noodles.
You can arrange the top layer in some kind of design. Then dot with
butter and place in a hot oven for 10 minutes.
- Boil together a small chicken, and some pieces of pork and/or chicken.
Add a half cup of rice, paprika, salt and pepper to taste, and a half cup
of vinegar. Remove all the meat when it's cooked, and add cut cabbage
to the broth that's left from the chicken. Blend together pork fat,
flour, and combine all ingredients (including meat) and cook for 15 more
- Get kidney suet from the butcher and grind or chop it very fine after
removing all skin and blood. Knead this with wheat flour, salt, pepper,
baking soda, and parsley and enough water to make a stiff dry dough.
In another pan fry bacon or sausage meat until quite crispy and break into
small pieces. Shape the dough (about the size of a golf ball) around
the fried bacon or sausage, sealing the ball. Drop into the soup
you will serve with it and let cook. They will swell up about three
- These are small dumplings made from flour and water flavoured with sugar
and almonds, boiled in milk.
- Mix ground beef or chopped ham with cooked rice, salt, black pepper and
jalapeños (or similar hot peppers) into a thick paste. You
may add an egg if it's too thick. Take the biggest leaves from a
cabbage making sure not to break or tear them; dip them in boiling water
to soften them, then wrap each leaf around some of the filling mixture
into a sealed roll. Secure by sewing or simply stick a toothpick
through, and simmer for about an hour in tomato soup.
- Wheat bread made with soda but no yeast, with crumpled fried bacon stirred
into the dough before baking.
- Dough made from cornmeal, flavored with caraway and coriander and baked
in small cakes.
- Cornmeal porridge.
tcháyo - Crumble brick tea into boiling water in a samovar
(tea bags and a regular teapot may be used.) When brewed, serve in
glasses with mashed peaches, apricots or strawberries. Hold a sugar
cube between your teeth as you drink the tea.
smetanása - Bread spread with jam or stewed fruit, and sour
- Lamb Stew with String Beans (Kalderash)
1 pound lamb
Chop one onion into small pieces. Cut the lamb into little pieces. Stir
fry with oil until brown. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes with lid on.
Add diced onion and parsley. Cover and simmer for another ten minutes.
3/4 pound of fresh string beans
olive oil or lard
cayenne and crushed pepper, garlic powder
HOT small peppers
red and yellow bell peppers (optional)
tomato paste and fresh tomato
Add cut and peeled potatoes and the string beans (just cut the very
ends off). Add water as needed, not to let it dry out. Simmer another 15-20
minutes. Add tomato paste for red sauce with one can of water. As needed,
stir in garlic powder, salt, cayenne, crushed pepper, small hot peppers
Throw in red and green peppers while stirring (optional: add yellow,
red, and green bell peppers for color).
Add rice on the side. Serve with fresh french bread.