The biggest Christian holiday is coming soon to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – Christmas. In addition to the many customs associated with this day as well
The biggest Christian holiday is coming soon to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – Christmas. In addition to the many customs that are associated with this day, as well as Christmas Day, which we celebrate the day before, what is of great importance is the preparation of food for Christmas day and Christmas.
We celebrate the Christmas Eve with our family and we are fasting on the day. Some of the recipes traditionally cooked on this day in the Stara Planina area are broad bean, dried peppers stuffed with nuts, beans, fish, and of course the bread, which is usually splitted by all family members.
On Christmas day, fasting ceases and the menu on this day looks completely different. What it contains is bread, dried fruit and a meat dish of your choice. The main course can be classic lamb or pig roast, and those with more imagination prepare some of the delicious recipes that the rich gastronomic tradition of the Balkan region offers. Steamed mutton with fries, goulash or baked sauerkraut dish with dried meat are some of the recipes to be found on the Christmas table. In addition, as a suggestion for an appetizer and salad, we will mention the corn bread with pork crisps (čvarci), lamb soup and trkanica (type of salad).
The choice to prepare your Christmas table is up to you, so enjoy 🙂