Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Friday, April 19, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133290)
 Advice (160812)
 Affiliate Programs (34733)
 Art and Culture (73675)
 Automotive (145638)
 Blogs (75015)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17130)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328247)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366255)
 Camping (10952)
 Career (72759)
 Christianity (15839)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115053)
 Computers (241938)
 Construction (38991)
 Consumer (49675)
 Cooking (17060)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18206)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20379)
 Dating (45775)
 EBooks (19684)
 E-Commerce (48193)
 Education (185181)
 Electronics (83491)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159818)
 Environment (28932)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1553)
 Family & Parenting (110895)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196382)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310255)
 Fitness (105901)
 Food & Beverages (62846)
 Free Web Resources (7937)
 Gambling (30213)
 Gardening (25076)
 Government (10512)
 Health (629234)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44030)
 Home Business (91543)
 Home Improvement (251316)
 Home Repair (46116)
 Humor (4814)
 Import - Export (5449)
 Insurance (45116)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190965)
 Internet Marketing (146300)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80458)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20839)
 Marketing (98753)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26998)
 New to the Internet (9476)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129607)
 Organizing (7801)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38083)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12670)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126609)
 Recreation & Leisure (95239)
 Relationships (87446)
 Research (16156)
 Sales (80313)
 Science & Technology (110154)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153089)
 Seniors (6227)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49282)
 Software (82953)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116071)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34064)
 Travel & Tourism (307146)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13422)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56802)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35761)
Author Spotlight
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
FORD MYERS

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author ...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more
ALEN OWEN

I am an essay writer with vast experience in data analysis, PowerPoint writing and research paper ed...more
AMIT TIWARI

Amit Tiwari is a Digital marketing expert with over 4 years of experience and a wide variety of know...more


Four Desserts from My Serbian Grandma by Chris Rawstern






Article Author Biography
Four Desserts from My Serbian Grandma by
Article Posted: 01/04/2013
Article Views: 499
Articles Written: 98
Word Count: 831
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Four Desserts from My Serbian Grandma


 
Cooking,Cuisine,Food & Beverages
With a reverent nod to my Grandmother who was a magnificent pastry baker, I want to list some of the things I recall most vividly from her repertoire. She spent long hours baking in her little kitchen. I recall watching her stretch strudel dough, bakes cakes, make pastries.

My grandmother was from Serbia, part of the Yugoslavian union at the time she came to the US. She did not become a US citizen until I was 12 years old. She spoke the Rusyn dialect with her children, including my father who was born in the US, and her English was broken and strongly accented all her life. Grandma was a wonderful pastry baker. Her desserts were many, and some are recalled mainly as Christmas pastries.

Nut Pita

In my mind, Nut Pita is one of the recipes always associated with Christmas. It is not a very sweet dessert, but is quite rich. My grandmothers Nut Pita is two layers of unsweetened pastry dough, with a ground walnut, egg and sugar filling. The fillings could also be meat fillings, cheese or fruit. Pita means pie in Serbian, and I understand that the pastry part of these pies is generally a puff pastry dough or fillo dough. Pie can be interpreted as anything made with a crust, usually on the bottom, and sometimes also on top of a filling. Fillings may be sweet or savory. In Grandmas Nut Pita, the filling was made with a dozen eggs, separated. The whites were whipped separately and folded into the yolks, sugar and ground nuts. The pastry she made was with yeast, though not puff pastry type dough. It was rolled to fit a 13 x 9 inch pan, the filling went in and this was topped with another layer of the pastry. After baking, it was always sliced into diamond shapes, brushed with vanilla and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Kifli, Kiflicke, Kiefele

I am not sure of the spelling of these little pastries. The pastry part of these is rich and flaky, but not sweet dough. It is rolled out to small squares or circles and a filling is placed in the center, opposite sides or corners are pulled together and they are baked. The fillings in the center that I most recall are Prune Lekvar, a smooth puree of cooked prunes, and Apricot filling. Either of these two fillings is simple to make. Simply take pitted dry fruits and a small amount of water with some lemon rind and simmer until all the water has boiled down. Puree in the food processor until smooth with sugar, to taste. It makes a wonderful filling, and even tastes great spread on toast. The dough is light and flaky and the fillings are delicious.

Strudel

I have not had a strudel like my grandmas since the last time I saw her, a very long time ago. I have ordered strudel in restaurants, and since they are usually German restaurants, the pastry part was a thicker and more bread like dough. Grandma’s strudel was made by stretching her dough to cover the entire kitchen table, with an overhang of at least 12 inches. It was stretched so thin you could read a newspaper through the dough. She would sprinkle on one of various types of sweetened fillings, such as poppy seed, ground walnuts, apples, cheese, and even cabbage. It always seemed there would not be enough filling, as it was spread so thin, but the dough was also very thin, so it was always perfect. Grandmas strudel was not only for holidays, but was always present in her house.

Bobalky

Little dough balls, soaked with hot water and mixed with honey and ground poppy seeds. Unless one has grown up eating this dessert, it seems hard to enjoy. We of the family find these little balls totally irresistible. Grandmas version is sweet with all the honey, but I have seen savory versions out there also. It seems so many of the desserts I grew up with are also known in savory versions.

I am very lucky to have grown up in a family with such a rich heritage. Like most children it is easy to take for granted the culture and food traditions that become part of your life. Too many children today want to skip the traditional foods of their families and head to the local fast food restaurant. My Grandparents often said, “With age comes wisdom”. It took me many years to realize they are right and I am now trying to pass these traditions on to you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey. Visit my Web site A Harmony of Flavors my Blog at A Harmony of Flavors Blog my Marketplace A Harmony of Flavors Marketplace or Facebook page, A Harmony of Flavors. I hope to see you there soon.

Related Articles - Desserts, Nut Pita, Kifli, Kiefele, Strudel, Bobalki, Pastry Recipes, Ethnic Pastry Recipes, Serbian Recipes, Serbian Cooking, Ethnic Cooking, Ethnic,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
TREENA MURPHY

Warm greetings to you!! Hello there, my name is Treena (Smiley) Murphy I am a part time blogge...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
LUMINHOME LIGHTING

About Us Luminhome Lighting provide one-stop services in lighting design and manufacture of LED lum...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
PAUL AZORIN

Paul Azorin Chief Technology Officer at BairesDev Pablo Azorín is the Founder and Chief Techno...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license