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Mucenici- A Traditional Romanian Honey And Walnuts Pastry

Mucenici- A Traditional Romanian Honey And Walnuts Pastry

Mucenici (read: Moochaneech), these so traditional Romanian pastries are made only once a year, on March 9th. Every year on this date, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (commonly known in Romania as mucenici). The mucenici celebration coincides also with the start of the agricultural year. For this occasion, Romanians (especially in the Moldova region) bake these pastries to honor the event. The pastries are basically made from a yeast dough filled or not with walnuts, baked in the shape…

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Hmmm...Cream Cheese Banana Bread is an awesome recipe that any banana bread lover will fall in love with. My husband tried it last night after I made it and he could not stop saying: This is the best banana bread I ever had in my life!". It is indeed incredible moist and delicious. In case you don't care for the cream cheese, I have another recipe of Banana Bread on my blog or you can make this recipe and skip the cream cheese…

Cocoa Walnuts Banana Bread Recipe

Cocoa Walnuts Banana Bread Recipe

One of the first recipes I learned how to make when I moved to Minnesota was this Cocoa Walnuts Banana Bread. As I have to put my stamp on everything I made, I added cocoa powder and walnuts, just to make it more interesting. Banana Bread is a very popular, delicious and easy to bake bread that can be made with left over bananas sitting in your kitchen. You know, the ones that everyone avoids because they are too dark.…

Best Blueberry Orange Bread With Walnuts

Best Blueberry Orange Bread With Walnuts

A lovely thing to serve for your next coffee gathering. Not planning a coffee gathering? Well, maybe you should. This is the best blueberry orange bread out there and  goes perfect with a cup of coffee and good friends. And who doesn't like good friends? And great coffee with an awesome slice of a good sweet bread? Made by you. Yes, you! From scratch. Because baking is fun when you have the decent recipes and the right attitude. And you are in…

Easy Marbled Pound Cake Recipe

Easy Marbled Pound Cake Recipe

This easy marbled pound cake (known in Romania as Chec cu Cacao Marmorat) is one of the most popular sweet breads you will find around, something that almost everyone knows how to make. It is so popular that everyone has one or more versions in their “tried and true” recipe folder and they love to make it when they entertain. It is used as a simple dessert after Sunday meals in the family, almost always served with the traditional Turkish Coffee.…

Sour Cherries Sweet Cornbread

Sour Cherries Sweet Cornbread

This Sour Cherries Sweet Cornbread recipe is inspired from a blog that belongs to one of the most famous chefs of Romania. I loved the recipe because it has many ingredients that are close to my heart when it comes to the Romanian Cuisine: cornmeal, semolina, sour cherries. It is a rustic sweet bread that is also very easy to put together. It is a great one to make on a lazy Sunday, but it is also great for a…

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Yes, it is that time of year when pumpkin is "the thing" again. From lattes to pies, from breakfast to dinner, Americans love their pumpkin and pumpkin flavor in anything. It is the symbol of Fall and the beginning of the holiday season. I have had this easy Pumpkin Bread recipe in my collection for a while now, but I never made it before. You see, I have this love-hate relationship with pumpkin. I grew up with pumpkin pie, but…

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