Asadar, de la Wikipedia citire:
Mucenici is a Christian feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, a traditional holiday in Romania.
Some believe that when the Martyrs were drowned, flowers rose to the surface. As a result, for the date of 9 March, every, year, there is a typical dessert with the same name, Mucenici. The desserts are made in the figure 8 to look like garlands. Others believe that the figure 8 denotes a stylized human form of the martyrs themselves.
In Moldova, dough in the shape of the figure 8 is baked, then smeared with honey and walnuts.
In the Muntenia and Dobrogea regions of Romania, the dough is smaller and cooked in water with sugar, cinnamon and crushed nuts, symbolizing the lake where the Martyrs were cast.
Pentru mucenici, amestecam 250 grame de faina cu 125-130 ml de apa calduta si 30 ml ulei. Framantam bine de tot, apoi lasam pe masa infainata 10 minute. Intindem foaie si decupam mucenicii,sau facem fasii subtiri din care impletim in forma de 8. Lasam peste noapte la uscat sau bagam 10 minute la cuptorul incalzit.
For the mucenici we mix 250 grams of flour with 125-130 ml warm water and 30 ml oil. We knead well and let rest on a floured surface for 10 minutes. We stretch the dough and cut into forms or make thin strips and weave in 8 shapes. We let dry overnight or put in the heated oven for 10 minutes.
Cine are copil a scapat de facut forme..:)
Punem la fiert 2 litri de apa impreuna cu zahar dupa gust, 2-3 pliculete de zahar vanilat, putina sare si razatura de portocala si/sau lamaie. Cand incepe sa fiarba punem mucenicii si lasam sa fiarba pana acestia sunt gata. Intre timp amestecam 130 grame de nuca sfaramata usor (pe care putem sa o si prajim putin) cu o lingurita scortisoara. Cand mucenicii s-au fiert turnam nuca,amestecam bine si oprim focul. Din punctul meu de vedere,sunt mai buni a doua zi. J
We boil 2 liters of water with sugar (as much as we like), 2-3 sachets vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and orange and/or lemon zest. When it is starting to boil we add the mucenici and let boil until they are ready. In the meantimewe mix 130 grams of crushed walnuts (that we can even toast a bit)with a teaspoon cinnamon. When the mucenici are ready we add the walnuts, stir well and take off the heat. In my opinion, they are even better the next day. J