Short description:         

Banica is food that most often is consumed as daily meal for breakfast, but it is found as Banicatraditionally prepared food on holidays, such as Forgiveness, All Souls’ Day, etc.. It can be prepared in different ways, with rolled or finished layers with cheese or podvara (cottage cheese).

Needed ingredients for preparing:

– 600-700 gr. flour

– 250-300 ml. lukewarm water

– 3 eggs

– 1 yeast

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– oil

– 500 gr. cheese (for filling)

Way of preparation:

Yeast is put in a bowl with a little water, salt and sugar are added and mixed until the ingredients become melted. In deeper bowl flour is put and yeast, water and mixed eggs are added and dough is kneaded. Dough is nicely kneaded until it becomes smooth and it is left covered with a towel, for about an hour to reach. Reached dough is divided into 5 balls. Each ball of dough is being rolled on floured background and sprayed with a little oil and chopped cheese and then rolled in scrolls. Crusts are lined up like snail, starting from the middle of round and covered with oil casserole with no.30. Each new rolled crust is spirally arranged around the last crust. Such prepared banica is covered and left to reach about half an hour. Reached banica is sprayed with a little oil and baked in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes.