Transylvania may be best known for its vampire stories, but in Transylvanian Desserts, Nicoleta Popoviciu gives her homeland a new reputation for having many wonderful sweet treats. In this splendid and diverse collection of dessert recipes gathered by the author's mother over the years, readers are transported to the kitchen of a Transylvanian household to catch a fascinating tour of both Transylvanian culture and its dessert cuisine.
From traditional favorites like Cozonac (a holiday sweet bread) to exquisite cakes and cookies influenced by French, Hungarian, and German cuisine, dessert lovers will find a multitude of flavorful and exciting recipes in Transylvanian Desserts. Highlights include a Ricotta Cheese Cake that becomes an elegant treat when a creamy ricotta cheese filling is topped with a light layer of meringue. Chocolate fans will love the Glazed Anise Pound Cake-a rich, chocolate dessert enhanced with the sweet licorice flavor of anise. Transylvanian Desserts offers walnut lovers several original recipes. One is Roasted Walnut Cake-a light,