The Balkan Cookbook

Romanian Cheese Souffle

A simple, satisfying luncheon dish from Inge Kramarz’s The Balkan Cookbook. Somewhere between a quiche and a flan, this “cheese souffle” eats more like a savoury pie. Served with a side salad, some jam or maybe even some sour cream, I found this to be a pretty enjoyable dish. Ingredients 1 lb cottage cheese4 eggs4 …

The Balkan Cookbook

Liptoi Cheese Spread

Today I present to you the “Liptói Cheese Spread” from Inge Kramarz’s The Balkan Cookbook (1972). Commonly referred to as “liptauer,” this seasoned cream cheese spread is named after the northern Slovakian county from which it originated, Liptó. Simple to execute and filled with characteristic Balkan flavouring like caraway, chives, and paprika, this hors d’oeuvre …