5 Albanian pudding recipes to bake at home
Highly addictive, cheap, tasty and very simple Albanian cakes. In fact, very addictive so don’t count on having just one slice.
Just when you thought you’ve tried every pudding…
The lack of wealth in Albania can been seem through the simplicity of Albanian puddings. Yet, Albanian puddings will make you see how simple ingredients kept in the cupboard can be used in different ways to produce some highly addictive, cheap, tasty and very simple Albanian cakes.
In fact, very addictive so don’t count on having just one slice.
These Albanian puddings all have something else other than the ingredients in common too. Nearly all puddings have two ways to be eaten. Firstly, as a cake. Fresh and hot straight from the oven or cooled, sliced and enjoyed anytime of the day. Secondly as a pudding by adding a simple sugar water, honey or caramel finish and left to soak before serving.
Here’s my round up of Albanian pudding recipes:
By far the most popular and most addictive cake there is. It’s a dense sponge cake due to the inclusion of natural Greek yogurt and sweet to taste. When it comes to serving as a pudding that all too familiar sugar water is poured over and left to soak for an hour. View Recipe
If you’re looking for some fun and one to make with the kids, then this is it. This rich sugary cake, biscuit, cake, biscuit… (I’ll let you to decide) is a baked dough that has a little nutty texture (although no nuts). The best part about making this recipe is the pattern marking, you can make your own stamp, keep it traditional or like me, I love letting my daughter do it for me – young minds can be so creative. View Recipe
These Albanian biscuits are just like eating scones, the texture, the smell and the taste is very similar. Traditionally, these cookies are eaten as they are – they don’t get hard and keep for many days. However, they are also served as a pudding when soaked in some sugar water. Be prepared, these Albanian biscuits are so like scones you’re going to get the urge to break them in half and spread on some jam with cream or butter. View Recipe
Lovely sweet Albanian Honey Baklava is normally made with fresh honey straight out of the bee hives and with homemade filo pastry. Nuts are the most common filling, chopped walnuts mixed with cinnamon. A great nut substitution is diced dried fruit mixed with shredded coconut and cinnamon, we love using sultanas. View Recipe
This Albanian cake is one of Albanians oldest puddings dating back to the Ottoman era (if not further). The soft, sweet and milky cake makes a very welcoming difference to traditional cakes and the combination of milks makes it refreshing with a sugar kick from the sweet caramel on top. View Recipe
That’s my top five Albanian puddings, which will you make first?
Looking for more Albanian pudding recipes?
We’ve got some new Albanian Pudding Recipes coming soon. Look out for Albanian Kadaif, Albanian Shendetile and Albanian Tulumba.
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