Scutecele Domnului

This dessert reminds of childhood and the winter holidays. It is usually eaten at Christmas Eve, but there is no rule prohibiting cooking it any other day! 🙂


500 g flour
a pinch of salt
125-150 ml water
honey/sugar – the quantity is upon each one’s preference
400 g chopped walnuts
vanilla essence
rum essence
the zest of one orange
the zest of one lemon


Prepare an unleavened dough by mixing the flour, a pinch of salt and the water. Break pieces of dough and stretch them with the rolling pin in a rectangular or round form, on the table (on which you have sprinkled flour). The sheets of dough have to be very thin.

Then bake them on the hob or in a Teflon pan on both sides. Leave them to dry for at least 24 hours.

Now it is the time to prepare a warm syrup made of 500 ml water, 3 spoons of honey, sugar, essences and the orange and lemon zest.

Soak each sheet for 1-2 minutes in the syrup. Sprinkle chopped nuts on a plate then put the moist cake onto it. Then sprinkle again nuts and sugar, another moist cake and so on until all the “raw material” is gone.

Finally, cover everything with nuts and sugar, pour another 4 ladles of syrup (to moist the dessert very well) and then put a wooden cutting board on it. Some hours later pour other 2-3 ladles of syrup. Cover the “cake” with food foil and leave it to rest for 24 hours.

Cut it into square pieces and…enjoy your meal!


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