What would an afternoon of quilting be without a wholesome snack?
Our featured recipe today is a pie, known in Romani by the name Savijako. In Russian (and the consequent English translation), however, it is referred to as “Gypsy pie”. It is a common treat for holidays such as Easter and Christmas, as well as wedding parties. There exists much variation from family to family in the preparation of Savijako; the following recipe is according to the kitchen of Anžela.
milk (or water, if you have no milk)
eggs (at least one)
In a bowl, mix the yeast and the milk (or water).
Add the egg(s), salt and sugar.
Leave to rise.
Roll dough out to make a thin, flat, circular layer.
Spread melted butter evenly.
Add cottage cheese, condensed milk, shredded coconut and more sugar, spreading evenly over the surface.
Flip both ends of the surface in to meet at the center (or, as was the overwhelming consensus: it’s easier to roll).
Let cool and serve.
Savijako pairs well with tea brewed with freshly-cut apples and berries.
Posted By Elise Filo (France)
Posted Sep 14th, 2012