Polenta and Cheese Balls

Polenta and Cheese Balls

Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside: polenta balls rolled with feta cheese and sausages. These Polenta and Cheese Balls are another twist on the classic polenta. This time you will mix the polenta with feta cheese and chopped sausages, form some little balls and bake them. Your kids will love them! At least mine did, they were all over the thingies and they ate them not only warm…

Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza

A gluten free, healthier alternative to pizza: a cheesy polenta pizza that you can top with just about anything you like. Craving pizza but not wanting to eat all the calories? There is an alternative: polenta pizza. OK, it is not quite the same as a genuine pizza, but that doesn’t mean it is not good, quite the contrary, it is delicious. Instead of the bready crust, you will have…

Romanian Polenta Souffle

Romanian Polenta Souffle

Sufleu de malai – a fluffy Romanian polenta souffle served with a delicious garlic yogurt sauce. Last time we learned how to make a basic polenta, so today it is time to bring that polenta recipe one step further. You will start by making a basic polenta but instead of serving that as it is with just some cheese and yogurt or crème fraiche, you will add some cheese and…

How to Cook Basic Polenta – Mamaliga

How to Cook Basic Polenta – Mamaliga

How to cook basic polenta, creamy or sturdy. I suppose most of you have at least heard of polenta, but to tell you the truth, I know lots of people who actually never tasted polenta. If you happen to have a Romanian or Italian friend, I am pretty sure you got to taste polenta at least at their house, if not, well, it is time you do. What is polenta?…

Caramelized Walnuts Buttercream Cake

Caramelized Walnuts Buttercream Cake

A festive Romanian buttercream cake with caramelized walnuts. What can I say about this Caramelized Walnuts and Buttercream Cake? It might not be your everyday cake but, if you like a bit of a challenge, you should make it. It is indescribably good, so luscious and sweet and flavorful. It might contain 1000 calories per crumb but they are all so worth it! 🙂 Each and every one of them!…

Romanian Cabbage Pies – Placinte cu varza

Romanian Cabbage Pies – Placinte cu varza

Typical Romanian vegan pies filled with cabbage and lots of dill. This kind of pies have a long tradition in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. I am not entirely satisfied with the English translation of “pie”, I feel that the word is not really suitable for this kind of small, yeasty “cake” or even flatbread, traditionally filled with cheese or with cabbage for a fasting time (vegan) version. However,…

Sauerkraut with Meat Dumplings

Sauerkraut with Meat Dumplings

Wine sauerkraut with soft meat dumplings make a delicious and comforting winter stew. This is a Romanian recipe with a German touch. And the German touch doesn’t come from my living in Germany right now, but from the Transylvanian Saxons who have been living in Romania for centuries. The first colonists of German origin started arriving in Transylvania about 850 years ago. Many of them were searching for a better…

The Softest Apple Cake

The Softest Apple Cake

Prajitura cu mere – a deliciously tender apple cake, easily made and loved by everyone. When it comes to apple cake, I think you really have a choice on Where Is My Spoon. Several Romanian apple cakes like this Apple Caramel Cake or Geta’s Apple Cake, some German ones like the Apple Almond Cream Cake and the Apple Streusel Cheesecake, some really quick and easy ones like the Apple Sugar…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

Ciorba de fasole boabe – a comforting white bean soup made with bone broth, bacon, tarragon and lots of vegetables. In case you have seen my last post – the Romanian White Bean Dip – you might have read my tip about cooking more beans than necessary when making the dip. I always do that, it doesn’t matter if there are beans or chickpeas, if I want to make a…

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

A creamy, garlicky, vegan white bean dip, topped with delicious tomato-paprika onions, Romanian fasole batuta. Happy New Year!!!! And with the new year a new series on Where Is My Spoon. And this time not only a two-week or even monthly series, but a whole year series. I decided to go for Romanian cooking in 2017, so I could call this “One Year of Romanian Cooking”. Why Romanian cooking? Well,…