Tava: Eastern European Baking and Desserts From Romania & Beyond by Irina Georgescu

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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Saxon plum pie (Lichiu sâsesc cu prune de la Criț)

    • Apollonia on November 12, 2022

      A bit mixed on this. On the plus side, the layers were really nice, and it came together fairly quickly for a dish with so many components. It would be nice at a picnic, as it's a fairly sturdy dish. On the negative side, my base was a bit dry; I had to add a decent amount of flour to get a workable dough, and I'm sure I overdid it. I also note that recipe gave no direction for what texture to look for in the dough or what kind of rise to expect beyond directing you to do it during another step. I don't need a lot of handholding in a recipe, but especially in a book teaching regional specialities that many people will not have cooked before, I wish it had that kind of information.

  • Apple and caraway loaf cake (Chec cu mere si chimen)

    • lkgrover on February 21, 2023

      Good apple & caraway cake; very fragrant. Serves as an excellent coffeecake for brunch or afternoon tea.

    • Lepa on February 27, 2023

      I love a good seedcake and this was a nice variation. The spicing is subtle, as it relies entirely on caraway and apple. It was a little cake, a bit flat, and baked nicely in a one pound loaf pan.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Filled with vibrant imagery and recipes to inspire you like no other baking title before. A must have.

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  • ISBN 10 1784885444
  • ISBN 13 9781784885441
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  • Published Oct 27 2022
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hardie Grant

Publishers Text

‘Tava’ is the Romanian word for a baking sheet or tray on which Romanians serve cakes, desserts and coffee, or anything that they like to look special.

From doughnuts and traybakes, through to dumplings and fritters, to flatbreads and rich layer cakes, this book will bring the desserts of Romania and its neighbouring countries, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria, into the modern cooks home, taking them on a (sweet) tour of this fascinating region. Explore Romania's diverse culinary landscape and its Armenian, German and Jewish influences uncovering the many cultures from which Romanian cuisine has emerged.

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