Traditional sweet bread – cozonac making workshop
Traditional crafts: ♥♥♥
Traditional venue: ♥♥♥
Local food: ♥♥♥
Bucharest – Novaci – Curtisoara – Bucharest
Recommended duration: 2 days
Available: All year long, especially for Christmas and Easter holidays
Sweet walnut bread known as Cozonac cu nuca is a traditional Romanian sweet bread made with raisins and walnuts to begin the desert feast at Christmas and Easter meals.
I went to Novaci after Gabi’s stories made cakes before Christmas Eve and before Easter. And the stars were aligned for a day as her stories:
6:30 – We prepared the wooden trays
7:30 – the last shopping
8:30 – We started kneading the dough
9:30 – Letting the dough leaven
10:30 – We prepared the stuffing, we spread the dough, made the cozonaci and put them in trays
11:30 – We left them “fattening” while we prepared the oven
12:30 – let them rest in the oven for 45 minutes
Come and learn every step of how to feel the dough, what should the temperature be in the room and how much love to put into the process.
Services included in the package:
- English speaking authorized guide
- Transportation by minivan (9 seated places; air conditioning available) or coach
- all parking fees and fuel
- meals (3 courses, 2 glasses of wine, one small bottle of water), organic and homecooked
- workshop fees
- 1 cozonac to go (as a present)
There are several stops for rest rooms during the trip.
Services not included in the package: Additional drinks at lunch.
Activity level: easy