ALIVANCA – SOMETHING BUNIȘOR (BELOVED) FORM MOLDOVA

Alivanca [alivan’ka] is a traditional tart, similar to polenta, but sweeter and with cottage cheese. I wish I had discovered this dessert sooner. I allow myself to improvise by adding a handful of raisins.

AuthorNata AlbotCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 400 g cottage cheese
 4 free-range eggs
  cup cornmeal
 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  cup sour cream
 2 tbsp butter
 salt
 raisins

1

Beat the eggs then incorporate the cottage cheese. Add the cornmeal, flour, sour cream and softened butter; season with salt.

2

Stir until every ingredient is well incorporated and add the raisins.

3

Pour the batter into a greased baking tray. With a spoon, smooth the surface of Alivanca and bake at 150 – 180oC.

4

When done, remove from the oven, slice it and serve hot with sour cream or jam.

Ingredients

 400 g cottage cheese
 4 free-range eggs
  cup cornmeal
 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  cup sour cream
 2 tbsp butter
 salt
 raisins

Directions

1

Beat the eggs then incorporate the cottage cheese. Add the cornmeal, flour, sour cream and softened butter; season with salt.

2

Stir until every ingredient is well incorporated and add the raisins.

3

Pour the batter into a greased baking tray. With a spoon, smooth the surface of Alivanca and bake at 150 – 180oC.

4

When done, remove from the oven, slice it and serve hot with sour cream or jam.

ALIVANCA

To discover more moldovan traditional desserts, I invite you at the sweetest festival form Eastern Europe – Mai Dulce 2024
Are you a big sweet tooth too? See you there!

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