The pumpkin pie is my favorite when it comes to pies. It reminds me of childhood, when Bubu (my grandma) was baking it, especially on New Year's, and was also putting some coins in it, for luck(Romanian tradition :) ). But she was not putting only one coin, but more, so that everybody was happy that the New Year is gonna be a wealthy one..:))
Intr-un castron turnam o cana si un sfert de apa calduta, putina sare, 2 linguri ulei, le amestecam bine apoi adaugam treptat faina pana facem un aluat elastic.
Impartim coca in 6 si facem 6 foi cat putem de subtiri. Pe fiecare foaie punem putin zahar, o lingurita de ulei si 4-5 linguri dovleac. Intindem pe toata foaia. Impachetam si punem intr-o tava unsa bine cu ulei.
For the sheets of dough:
In a large bowl we pour a cup and a third of warm water, a pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons of oil, we stir well then gradually add flour until it becomes an elastic dough.
We divide the dough in 6 parts and roll 6 thin sheets of dough. On each sheet we sprinkle sugar, a teaspoon of oil and 4-5 tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture. We spread along the whole sheet. We roll and put in an oiled tray.
Pentru amestecul de dovleac :
Amestecam bine 2.000 -2,200 kilograme dovleac curatat si dat pe razatoarea mare cu 7 linguri zahar, esenta de rom, zahar vanilat si 2 lingurite de scortisoara.
For the pumpkin mixture:
We mix well 2.000-2,200 kilograms(4 lb 6,54 oz-4 lb 13 oz) of deseeded grated pumpkin with 7 tablespoons of sugar, rum extract, vanilla sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
Punem placinta la cuptorul incins pentru 35-40 de minute sau pana ce foile devin aurii.
We put the pie in the heated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown.