Albanian Recipe Questions
I get many enquiries through email and social media asking Albanian recipe questions and looking for help and advice on Albanian food. Here are a select few that I feel can offer many others useful information. If you’ve got a question drop me a line and I will be happy to help.
Q1. A Question about an Albanian recipe.
A good friend of mine who is 91, her mother was born in Albania in the Treske, Korce region in South Albania in early 1890’s. She Immigrated to US early 1900’s and used to make a type of bread called something like ‘Brushtul’. With her passing, so did her recipe. My friend does not remember. I know it is a long shot, but I figured I would ask! I have heard that not many Albanians outside of the Treske Korce region know what this ‘brushtul’ is. Read Answer
Q2. A dessert made with fruit – missing ingredient. I am not Albanian, but I have an Albanian friend who was trying to tell me about some dessert made with the fruit called QUINCE and something natural and white that comes from the earth? He did not know the word in English and I still do not know what he was talking about. It is something WHITE used in construction and food. Do you know what it is? He said they mix it with Quince. Read Answer
Q3. Recipe needed for Pita me Kungull Can you please provide me a recipe for Pita me Kungull or advise on best ingredients to use? Read Answer
Q4. Supper Club – Theme: Albanian Food Hello! I can’t help myself but I am going to an “event” where everyone is sharing a meal. The topic is: Albanian food! I want to bring some nice “mezze”. Would you help me out here and tell me how a good starter platter for you look like! Love your food! Read Answer
Q5. A Question about Albanian Trays. My husband is Albanian and always asks me to make Albanian food for him. I have been looking for the large round tray which is in your pictures and his mum uses.
Is there anywhere in the uk that you can buy it? Thanks 🙂 Read Answer
I have seen some here in the UK, I live in Middlesex, near Hounslow and you often see them in the shops that sell a bit of everything! I’ve never brought one purely because it is more expensive and I don’t know how good the quality is.
You need to find shops near you that are mixed of all stuff – often they sell a row of kids toys, a row of kitchen tools, a row of cups and plates, a row of tools, plus, batteries, garden stuff, then things like rugs and bins. Hopefully you know what I mean!
Honestly, you will be better off getting one when you are there or getting someone to bring one back for you – be careful though, some a too big for our ovens – i came back with on last year that is 1cm too big to fit in – d’oh lol! (I now use it for serving and mixing ingredients together in).