Flija

A Kosovar pastry of dough and cheese traditionally cooked over a campfire.

Ingredients

Batter 1

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/4-3 3/4 cups milk

Batter 2

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup plain kefir
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Directions

  • Whisk together each batter in its own bowl until they are free of lumps. Set aside at least an hour or overnight.
  • Right before cooking, adjust the egg batter with flour or milk until it is between the thickness of crêpes and pancakes.
  • Turn on the oven broiler and oil a large spring form pan.
  • Put the egg batter in a squeeze bottle.
  • Add one layer of egg batter to the pan. Spread with a spoon to cover the pan.
  • Brown under the broiler for about 2-4 minutes.
  • Spread first layer with a few spoonfuls of sour cream batter.
  • Using the squeeze bottle, layer the egg batter around the pan like the rays of the sun and broil again.
  • Once the spokes have cooked, brush with more sour cream mixture.
  • Then squeeze more egg batter between the most recent spokes.
  • Repeat process, broiling after every sour cream and egg batter layer until the pan is full.
  • Drizzle honey and serve hot.

#vegetarian

Recipe submitted by Anna Lena Wonnenberg - Peace Corps Volunteer, Kosovo (2014-2015)

Photos courtesy of @peacecorps.kosovo on Instagram

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