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Mucenici muntenesti / Romanian tradition – wallachian martyrs

Traditia romaneasca este atat de bogata incat cu greu poti cuprinde in paginile unui blog toate aspectele minunate ale acesteia. Avem o puternica influenta crestina, ortodoxa. Zonele rurale pastreaza cu sfintenie obiceiuri pe care oamenii mutati la oras cu greu si le mai amintesc. Poate acesta este si motivul pt care se spune ce “vesnicia s-a nascut la sat”. In fiecare an pe 9 martie se celebreaza cei 40 de mucenici, martiri ai crestinismului. Fiecare zona din Romania si-a pus amprenta in acest eveniment care marcheaza inceputul primaverii, insa doua zone, cu precadere Moldova si Munteni, detin monopolul. In Muntenia, partea de sud si sud-est a tarii, se fac mucenici fierti iar in Moldova, partea de nord si nord-est se fac mucenici in forma de colacei impletiti asemeni cifrei 8. Bunica mea draga le spunea bolindeti, si imi amintesc ca ii facea in primele zile ale lunii martie, pt a ii lasa la uscat cateva zile.

Reteta este foarte simpla. Avem nevoie de:

  • aproximativ 500 gr faina
  • 300 ml apa
  • Putina sare

Se face o coca usor de modelat.

muce1

Din coca se iau bucati mai mici, se ruleaza si se fac cerculete mici.

muce2

Acestea se pun la uscat pe o placa de lemn presarata cu faina in prealabil.

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Se tin la uscat intre 2 si 5 zile. In data de 9 martie, dimineata devreme se pun la fiert in apa, toti bolindetii rezultati din ingredientele de mai sus in 5 litrii de apa. In zeama in care se fierm se adauga si un sos din faina. La final vor semana cu o supa de covrigei, care se indulceste. Dupa ce s-au fiert se pun in strachini, vase din lut colorate, cu o capacitate de 500 ml, si peste ei se adauga nuca macinata, coaja rasa de lamaie, scortisoara, si putin zahar.

munt

Se impart oamenilor din sat, vecini, rude, oameni sarmani, alaturi de o lingura de lemn si cu o lumanare aprinsa, sa fie de pomenit celor plecati dintre noi.

English version:

Romanian tradition is so rich that one can hardly include in the pages of a blog all of its wonderful aspects. Here in Romania we have a strong Christian influence, an orthodox one. Sacredly preserved in the rural areas, traditions are forgotten by people that have moved to the city and they hardly remember them. Perhaps this is the reason for which it is said that “eternity was born in the village”. Every year on March 9 to we celebrate the 40 martyrs, martyrs of Christianity. Each area of Romania has made ​​its mark in the event that marks the beginning of spring, but there are two areas especially Moldova and Muntenia – Wallachia that have the monopole. In Wallachia, the southern and south-east areas of the country, this is a boiled dish and in Moldavia, the north and northeast side these are braided into a ring resembling figure 8. My dear grandmother used to call them “bolindeti” and I remember that she made ​​them in the first days of March, leaving them to dry for a few days.
The recipe is very simple. We need:

  • approximately 500 g flour
  • 300 ml water
  • pinch of salt

Make a dough easily to mold. You then take smaller pieces, roll it and make small circles. They are put to dry on a floured wooden board for few days between 2 and 5 days. On 9th March, early in the morning we boil them in water, all the “bolindeti” resulting from the above ingredients in 5 liters of water. To this soup we add a sauce of flour. Finally they will look like a soup of crackers that will be sweeten. After boiled you put them in pots, colored and made by local craftsmen, with a capacity of 500 ml, and then we add nuts, lemon zest, cinnamon and a pinch of sugar.
We then give them away to villagers, neighbors, relatives, poor people, with a wooden spoon and a candle, in the name of dear ones that passed away.

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