Walnut Cookies


Walnut Cookies


2 egg whites

1 cup of icing sugar

3 cups of ground walnuts

Pinch of salt

How to prepare

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt – or better use a mixer – adding gradually the icing sugar until fluffy.

Fold gradually the finely ground walnuts with a wooden spoon and be careful to keep the egg whites fluffy.

Spoon the mixture in a baking tray covered with baking paper by shaping the cookies and make sure you leave some space between them because they will become bigger while they are being baked and you don’t want the cookies to stick together.

Preheat your oven to 1500 C and bake the cookies for around 25 minutes or until they are slightly brown.




Честита Баба Марта!
Happy March!


Martenitsi are worn from 1 March until the wearer first sees a blossoming tree or until 22 March. Usually, you give them to friends and relatives wishing them health. If you see someone with a Martenitsa in March they are either Bulgarian (or Romanian) or have a Bulgarian (or Romanian) friend or relative. The name of the holiday 

Baba Marta (Martisor - Martishor in Romanian) means "Grandma March" in Bulgarian and the wearing of Martenitsi is a tradition related to welcoming the spring, which in Bulgaria begins in March. Before 22 March you have to tie the Martenitsa to a branch of a blossoming tree and make a wish.






You’ll need –  

200 gr butter

2 cups of powdered (icing) sugar.

1 cup of ground walnuts

1 cup of flour

4 eggs

½ teaspoon of backing powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla


How to make –

1.       Separate the egg whites and beat them to snow with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar

2.       Mix the butter with 1 cup of icing sugar until the mixture is white preferable with a mixer for about 10 minutes.

3.       Add the flour, baking powder, ground walnuts, egg whites and fold together with a spatula.

4.       Pour the mixture in a deep pan (the width at the bottom shouldn’t be more than 20 cm). Bake on high (around 1700 Celsius) for about 40 minutes.

5.       Beat the yolks with the rest of the sugar and add the vanilla. Add this topping to the baked base after it has cooled off and back in the oven at 800 – 1000 Celsius for around 10 minutes to solidify (or leave in the fridge overnight for the same effect).