Elise Filo (France)

Elise Filo (Roma Community Centre - RCC): Elise is a human rights advocate and photographer, and a specialist on Roma rights. Prior to her fellowship, she studied at Emory University, the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. Elise also worked at the European Roma Rights Centre in Hungary, where she developed a deep understanding and commitment for the Roma. After her fellowship Elise wrote: "Talk to everyone, and involve them too. It just may be from those you would least expect it that you will learn the most."



THE ART OF BAKING

14 Sep

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.

 

Savijako
Savijako

 

SAVIJAKO

Ingredients:

yeast
milk (or water, if you have no milk)
eggs (at least one)
salt
sugar
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more sugar
butter (melted)
cottage cheese
condensed milk
coconut (shredded)
calories

Directions:

In a bowl, mix the yeast and the milk (or water).

Add the egg(s), salt and sugar.

Knead well.

Leave to rise.

Knead again.

Roll dough out to make a thin, flat, circular layer.

Spread melted butter evenly.

Add sugar.

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).

Bake.

Let cool and serve.

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Savijako pairs well with tea brewed with freshly-cut apples and berries.

Posted By Elise Filo (France)

Posted Sep 14th, 2012

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