Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else.
I’m a very emotional person and around the holidays I’m even worse. Those of you that aren’t spending holidays with your family might understand me better. As some of you know I know live in Central Virginia with my beautiful daughter and amazing husband but the rest of my family is half way across the world and I haven’t seen them in over a year and the last time we spent holidays together was years ago.
I have a ton of wonderful Christmas memories with my big family. We were that family of 20-25 that had dinner together at every holiday and did Sunday lunch as often as possible. Now, I’m lucky I get to video-chat with them.
One of the holidays memories is watching my mom make “cozonac” the Romanian swirl bread.
The bread is a brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb and filled with fruit. My mom used to make it with Turkish Delight but I haven’t found it lately at the ethnic store. She also used to make a poppy-seed filling. No matter what you decide to fill the bread with you really should make it.
The technique is a little different, but i’m pretty sure it’s also easy to follow and understand.
To get the recipe you’ll have to follow me to my friend Lora where I’m guest posting today. (click on the link or on the photo below)
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