PLĂCINTE WITH POTATO FILLING
MOLDOVAN-STYLE PUMPKIN PIE
GALETTE WITH BERRIES
This is the perfect dessert that can be cooked together with the little ones. This is how we spend quality and useful time together.
The time has come for the greens that you can find in the garden of any Moldovan householder.
Stuffed with cheese or mashed potatoes, fried in butter or baked in the oven, ready to eat or refrigerated for the next day – crepes are so good they disappear right away.
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.