“Mucenici is a Christian celebration of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, a traditional holiday in Romania and Moldova. It coincides with the start of the agricultural year. Those who observe this holiday clean their households and light fire to garbage collected from their homes, to bring warmth outside. As a result, for the date of 9 March, every, year, there is a typical dessert with the same name, Mucenici.”(Wikipedia).
In the region of Moldavia, in Romania, these traditional pastries are make from dough in the shape of the figure 8, then baked and covered with honey and crushed walnuts.
In the region of Muntenia of Romania, the dough is boiled in water with sugar, cinnamon and crushed walnuts, symbolizing the lake where the Martyrs were cast. It is the same shape of the figure 8, but much smaller. For a more flavored taste some lemon zest is added.
You Can Order
Starting with the 9th of March, for a few days, we’ll have these delicious desserts in our coffee shop. At the same time, you can either order in or you can order for take away.
- £3.00 – 2 Moldavian Mucenici
- £6.00 – 5 Moldavian Mucenici
- £10.00 – 10 Moldavian Mucenici
- £3.50 – portion of Muntenian Mucenici
We are already prepared with all the stuff we need and you can start ordering anytime from now on.
We are waiting for you in our Bitelicious coffee shop for your orders, you can write us on Facebook, or you can order by phone: 029 2023 6261; 07856 238 566.
We really hope that you’ll enjoy our idea and, of course, our Mucenici 🙂