Online Cooking Class with Irina Georgescu
Our Romanian cooking series with Irina Georgescu continues!
There’s nothing more Romanian than the pies called plăcinte. Prized as an easy-to-eat, satisfying street food staple, plăcinte also take different forms across the country.
Together with author Irina Georgescu, you will bake one of the most popular plăcinte: Romanian apple pie.
It features a not-too-sweet filling studded with raisins and walnuts that allows the apples to take centre stage. You’ll learn how to make a supple and easy-to-make dough that uses a secret ingredient (hint: it’s sour cream) to guarantee a delicious and traditional pie.
While this is in the oven, we’ll make a savoury cheese pastry from Dobrogea in south-eastern Romania, called șuberec. You will learn about the rich ethnic diversity of this region in Romania, and the variations of this iconic pastry. If you can resist eating them as soon as they’re done, Irina will also teach you a quick cabbage slaw with a refreshing dressing that pairs perfectly with the rich, cheesy pastry.
In this course, you will make:
Apple pie, plăcintă cu mere
Fried cheese pie, șuberec
Cabbage salad, salată de varză
The menu is for 4 people. The dishes are vegetarian but not dairy and gluten-free. Duration: 90 minutes.
Course fee: $30 (Please scroll down to pay)
After you register and pay, you will receive the recipes so you can be ready for your culinary and cultural adventure with Irina!
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Photos credit: Matt Russell and Irina Georgescu.
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Romanian Pies with Irina Georgescu
April 30, 12-2pm PST