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Hi From Lithuania, Kaunas

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Hi From Lithuania, Kaunas

Hi Bakers, Greetings from Lithuania - nice to find such a great community gathering around such an exciting topic. We'll make some fabulous bread! Best Regards, Par

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brotherRob

Labas!


My girlfriend's grandmother and greatgrandmother are from Lithuania and last week they were talking about this bread that is like a challah but is covered with cream cheese and other toppings.  Do you know about this bread? do you have a reciept?


thanks


brotherRob

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Hi BrotherBob,


I'm not much educated about old traditional countryside breads. I never saw simmilar bread here. (Altough i don't know what type of bread "challah" is too)


 

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Petrissage

What kind of breads do you make?


Can you educate me a bit on the types of breads and flours you have there?


Do you use a lot of rye flour, as the Danes, Germans and Russians do?


 


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Hi Petrissage,


Thanks for the question. Well basically you can get all the flours in "healthy stores". But traditional flours are wheat and rye. And yes, "bread" in our country is understood as made from rye flour, sourdough, strong, dark bread, sometimes with some kind of seeds in it, like sunflour and so on..


We do have white bread which is simmilar to bread in lesson 2, in this website, but french breads are not that popular here. Ofc, times are changing, you can now find ciabattas and all types of breads in the shops, but i am talking about traditional kitchen.


Because i am totally novice in baking, i am not yet into investigating our traditional country-side breads, which are fantastic, but need recipes and techniques to bake them.


But ofc i will, as soon as i get better with baking simplier ones.


 


 

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Kathi

I am Lithuanian and my cousin David is in your country as we speak!! My Dad is a Gustaitis|Reuseskus and from Scranton PA. We grew up on Lithuanian Bread. I would love the recipe for that!!   Kathi

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Kathi

Any one with the recipe for Lithuanian Rye? My Aunt isabelle also taught me to make Asukis. "Little Ears" A Lithuanian sweet snack. Basically it is, fried pastry with powdered sugar. You make a little bow not  before frying. Yummy ...

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brotherRob

Would send a reciept for that?  I would be very interested in making that for the next family dinner. Thanks