Pască [paskə] is our traditional bread for Easter similar to the Italian panetone, made with cheese stuffing. Our grandmothers and mothers bake Pasca on Thursday night, before Easter and won’t let you eat it before it is blessed during the Easter ceremony. It is said that before making the dough for this traditional cheese bread one should close all the doors and windows, to avoid the cold air, otherwise the dough won’t rise. Also, one should pray before kneading the dough, and be lighthearted. The secret of a tasty Pască lies in a good soul, positive thoughts and a vigorous kneading.
Placinta is the traditional pastry of the Moldovan cuisine, resembling a thin, small round or square-shaped galette, usually filled with cottage cheese and herbs, fermented cabbage, potatoes or pumpkin, apples, sour cherries.