Traditional Serbian Food


Serbia has a great food to enjoy. Unique cuisine and hospitality of people is well known. Serbs have a particular way of cooking, and their food is absolutely delicious. Essentially Slavic, it shares characteristics with other Balkans cuisines. Many dishes cannot be adequately translated into another language, but eating in Serbia is an exhilarating and rich experience. Here are some traditional recipes for you to try.



Serbian Gibanica Recipe

Cheese pie called "Gibanica" is almost a synonym for the Serbian cuisine. This is a traditional Serbian dish. It is made from a combination of white cheese, kajmak, pastry dough and oil. Kajmak is one of the rare authentic Serbian specialties. Try this traditional recipe for an authentic taste of Gibanica.


Ingredients:
1 packet of fresh filo pastry (500 g)
400g white cheese
1 cup kajmak
1 cup oil
1 tbs mineral water
4 eggs



Preparation:
Take a large bowl and smash the cheese, add the eggs, kajmak, oil and mineral water and beat thoroughly. Mineral water gives moisture and helps the rising. Heat oven to 200 oC (380F). Grease a round baking dish with oil. Leave 2 sheets to for the cover. Loosely crumple each of the remaining sheets, dunk it into the stuffing and place at random. Repeat until the baking dish is full. Cover with the two sheets you've left aside and bake about 45 min.
When it is almost cooked, take it out from the oven and sprinkle with cold water and return to the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes until the top gets reddish brown color. Cut into squares and serve.

It is Gibanica. Make yourself at home and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Could you please tell me what is :kajmak"? Is there an ingredient in North America that can be used in of this?

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  2. Kaymak (Serbian Cyrillic: Кајмак), kajmak, kaimak, keimach, qeymağ, geymar, or gaimar is a Turkish creamy dairy product, similar to clotted cream. It is made from the milk of water buffalos or of cows.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaymak

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