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Tikvenik recipe -- Tikvenik is a traditional Bulgarian dessert. It is a kind of banitsa, or pie made with filo pastry, and it is filled with pumpkin. (Generally a banitsa can contain cheese, onions or nuts instead of pumpkin). Usually I substitute the pumpkin for butternut squash, which is more traditional in Bulgaria.

Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian recipe that consists of eggs and cheese between filo pastry sheets formed in a spiral before baking. #cheese #bulgaria #196flavors

Tikvenik - traditional Bulgarian sweet pumpkin pastry, the dessert for Christmas Eve dinner for the Bulgarians.

Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian recipe that consists of eggs and cheese between filo pastry sheets formed in a spiral before baking. #cheese #bulgaria #196flavors

In honor of my friends in Svishtov - BG, I shared banitsa (Баница) with Brenda tonight. Yes, I know, it's traditionally a breakfast food; but it was SO good for dinner too! (Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian food prepared by layering a mixture of whisked eggs and pieces of cheese between filo pastry and then baking it in an oven.) This recipe turned out great, tasting so much like the wonderful banitsa I had in Bulgaria. Enjoy! http://www.squidoo.com/Bulgarian-Banitsa-Recipe

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Banitza (Banitsa) - A Bulgarian Traditional Homemade Pie-like Filo Pastry Recipe With Great Possibility For Variation

Ok, this is a dish I'm looking forward to making. This would be perfect brkst, lnch, or dnr. And 30 minutes to make.(bh)Banitza (Banitsa) - A Bulgarian Traditional Homemade Pie-like Filo Pastry Recipe With Great Possibility For Variation

Banitsa =traditional Bulgarian food prepared by layering a mixture of whisked eggs and pieces of cheese between filo pastry and then baking it in an oven.

Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian food prepared by layering a mixture of whisked eggs and pieces of cheese between filo pastry and then baking it in an oven.