Romanian desserts are considered one of the world’s most famous pastry traditions, and many tourists from across the globe flock to Romania’s capital of Bucharest for some delicious dessert and pastry. Some of the most popular desserts of Romania can be found in Romanian bakeries or in small street kiosks where you will find people of all ages sitting and enjoying a wonderful slice.
The most popular desserts are traditionally dumplings, such as the Bistro Dumplings which is served at every meal. Dumplings are usually steamed over an open fire, but it may also be made using clay pots, wooden spits, or even porcelain pots, as is the case with the famous Tartu. Dumplings are traditionally served on the street and are known for their distinctive smell. They are the most common type of pastry in the country, and there are many different recipes for dumplings. Some are traditional and others more modern.
The Tartu is another traditional Romanian dessert, consisting of rice, cheese, meat, and pastry. The pastry is usually made using a mixture of flour, fat, eggs, milk. When the pastry is ready, it is folded over a hot pan and fried in butter until it is golden brown, and then topped with fresh fruit, meat, or vegetables. This dish is known as the “National Dish” of Romania and is always served with tea. If you do not want to eat it cold, the dish can be enjoyed as a dessert on its own, or with fruit like melon or grapes. You will find that the traditional pastry is very rich and creamy, and it has a strong scent that is distinct from Romanian cuisine.
While traditional dumplings are probably the most common, there are other desserts that have become part of the Romanian heritage. These include:
Biala: Romanian Desserts
The word Biala means “little bean”, and the fruit, a fruit with a seed inside, is used as a filler in most pastry recipes. It is usually mixed with water and rolled into a tight ball to make a ball shape, and then flattened with a fork before being fried.
Biala cookies are also referred to as “Biala cookies” and they are similar to the pastry but they are more delicate and slightly sweet, made with almonds. It is a great alternative to traditional pastry and can be served as an accompaniment with a coffee cake or a pudding. or ice-cream dessert. The cookie is usually baked by hand in a wooden bowl, then cut into small pieces and rolled and fried.
This dessert is also known as a biscuit pudding but is slightly different. It is an Italian dessert that contains cream, sugar, and eggs. Bianca is cooked in wine or vodka and is very thick and sweet. It is made with the finest ingredients that are available in the region.
Other popular desserts include Czuche (or Czar-knee), a sweet cake that is filled with cream and cinnamon, and baked in the oven and is accompanied by sweet fruits. Czuche is often served with sweet fruits like berries and prunes. Pungent biscuits called zgromati, made from pastry dough and ground beef, are another popular dessert. Both are topped with a variety of spices such as saffron, mint, and fenugreek.
Romanian desserts also contain a rich chocolate flavor. Some of the more popular sweets include:
Chocolate cake, also known as a “Maulana“, is another popular dessert. It is filled with dark chocolate and usually consists of sponge, nuts, and raisins. It is baked in thick layers and served with fresh berries or fruit juices.
Other popular desserts include sweet dumples, which are usually white, and other baked pastry pastries. They are usually filled with honey, vanilla, or caramel syrup and are served with milk or lemon juice. However, one can prepare the dessert in a last-minute as well.