Rosa Cooking

Banat pie

This is a sourdough pie with cabbage (chard or spinach) and cheese. I searched the site and I don't think I found this recipe. The pie is very tasty, but it is even tastier if it stays for a day, which rarely happens in our country :)

Preparation steps

  • In a small bowl, grind one yeast into smaller pieces, sprinkle it with a tablespoon full of sugar, then pour 1 dl of hot water over it, or pour just enough water to cover all the yeast, then cover the bowl with the yeast and leave the yeast to rise for ten minutes.
  • In a larger bowl, add about half a kilogram of flour, 1 tablespoon full of sugar and half a tablespoon of salt, then add 1 dl of yogurt and 1/2 dl of oil. When the yeast rises, add it to the previous mixture, also add a little more lukewarm water or milk and knead the dough. If necessary, add a little more flour. The dough should not be hard and we should not stick to our hands too much. Cover the dough with a cloth and leave it to rise for an hour, maybe longer.
  • Knead the dough at least once on a floured surface, the more times it is mixed, the better.
  • When the dough grows enough, divide it into 3 equal parts. On a floured surface, roll out one part with a rolling pin, so that it is the same size as the baking tray in which you will bake the pie. After oiling the pan, put the first crust in the pan. Put pieces of margarine on the crust, then put washed and live chard or cabbage or spinach leaves that you have previously washed and cut off the handles, add a little salt and put pieces of cheese over it, as much as you want or to taste.
  • Repeat the same procedure with the second crust, so the second part of the dough is developed with the help of a rolling pin, put it over the first part of the dough, put pieces of margarine on it, then chard or spinach or cabbage, add a little salt and cheese on top.
  • Roll out the third part of the dough with a rolling pin and place it over the second part of the dough, ie over the filling. Coat it with beaten egg yolk, salt to taste, arrange pieces of margarine on top and sprinkle with sesame and / or cumin to taste.
  • Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven. The dough will rise a lot during baking, but after it cools down a bit, the pie will fall off. When you take the hot pie out of the oven, spray it with a little water, cover it with a cloth and wait for it to cool. Pleasant.


Eat with sour milk or yogurt. It is most beautiful to me when it stays for one day, so it is eaten cold only tomorrow.



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