5th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2021
Gastronomy - North Macedonia
Maznik is a traditional pastry, which consists of dough pulled into paper-thin sheets. Before rolling them into long and coiled sausage-like rolls, the sheets are topped with oil and a filling of choice. As for a savory filling, you can choose cheese, eggs, spinach leaves, or minced meat, while grated apples or pumpkin are the usual ingredients for a sweet one. Maznik’s top is typically brushed with oil and sprinkled with water before baking. Once the pie is ready, it is sprinkled with water and covered with a towel to remain soft. It is usually enjoyed with a glass of yogurt, a fresh vegetable salad, a homemade tomato sauce or sour milk. This popular pastry is usually cooked for festive occasions, such as name days, and in some regions, including Bitola and Ohrid, a special ‘’vasilicharski maznik’’ with a hidden coin is made for the traditional holiday Vasilica (St Basil the Great).
Source/Photos taken from: https://www.tasteatlas.com/maznik
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