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Romanian Cheesecake with Ricotta

Prăjitură cu brânză is a traditional Romanian Cheesecake. I have grown very fond of the Romanian pastries when I was living Bucharest, Romania for a few years. Many pastries or cakes have some type of cheese as an ingredient or filling. This cheesecake is made with ricotta cheese, and it is light, fluffy, moist, and delicious…   Ingredients Cake Batter [...]

Romanian Sweet Cheese and Raisin Pastries – Poale’n Brâu

While living in Romania for several years, I grew to love the different pastries there.  Some are  quite similar and others very different to German pastries.  This pastry is a lightly sweet bun with a filling inside.  These pastries can have different fillings, from a rather hearty salty cheese filling to sweet, fruity fillings.  This recipe makes pastries with a sweet cheese filling [...]

Ghiveci – Traditional Romanian Stew

I love Ratatouille but not everyone does.  This recipe is a delicious dish with many of the same ingredients such as zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes, but it tastes a lot different.   Ghiveci is a traditional Romanian dish.  The recipes can vary a lot.  Sometimes, it is a vegetarian dish, or different types of [...]

Cartofi Aburiti – Romanian Steamed and Fried Potatoes

These Romanian potatoes are crispy on one side and soft on the other.  It’s a really tasty mixture between French fries and cooked potatoes.  They make a wonderful side dish or main dish if you like.  This recipe is a Romanian family recipe from my friend Natalie.  Thank you! Ingredients potatoes oil garlic, minced salt, to taste  Directions [...]

Romanian Salata de Beouf

Salata de Beouf is a traditional Romanian dish.  I would describe it as a mix between a potato and meat salad.  It is often prepared for holidays or special occasions. Originally, it is made with beef but most people in Romania prepare it with chicken instead.  It is usually served as an appetizer, but it also [...]

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