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2/06/2009

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Posted by Gwen |

This morning I took my car to a shop a couple blocks away for its bi-annual inspections and an oil change.  As I was walking home I decided to finally stop at the Bosnian bakery near my house.  I had zero expectation since I know nothing about Bosnian food despite the fact that I have lived in this predominantly Bosnian neighborhood five years.  Shame on me.


Anyway, I was surprised that there weren't any "pastries" as I define them.  They had three cakes that looked delicious but I bypassed chocolate for breakfast and went for the only other thing they had in the case:


Even though I asked the poor gal a million questions, I failed to ask what this is called but they are HUGE and only $4.  This one has beef and potatoes in it.  The other choices were all beef or cottage cheese.  I wasn't really in the mood for a meat/potato pie for breakfast and am saving it for lunch but I tried a bite when I got home and DAY-UM!!  It was so good that I danced around the kitchen yumming it up.  I ran into the owner of the speed shop, Dwayne, on my way home from the bakery and he said they do their best business when they open at 3 am, which is coincidentally when the bars in the neighborhood close.  Makes sense - I would totally eat this after a night out.

It took a couple bites before I realized that the beef and potatoes are INSIDE the pastry "tubes."  I wonder how they do that?  Whiskeymarie?  Any thoughts?


20 comments:

Bella@That damn expat said...

This is called "burek".
I prefer the cheese one.

It's thin dough. You put the stuffing in the middle, and roll the dough.

Dr Zibbs said...

Gwen, it's a very complicated method calling "rolling"

Bella@That damn expat said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burek

Gwen said...

Bella: I should have guessed you'd know!

Grant Miller said...

I never knew your car was bi-annual.

Amy said...

ahahaha ehehehehe yumyumyumyum. save me a bite......

Sassy Britches said...

My tummy is growling now...thanks!

SouthernBelle said...

Damn you Gwen, now I am starving AND jealous!

words words words said...

I don't know what you did to piss off the Pillsbury Doughboy, but I think he crapped on your table.

pistols at dawn said...

I can show you a few videos of how I put beef in a tube, if you'd like.

Cowguy said...

Kinda like Shepherds Pie in a pastry thing. I'm starved 9/10ths to death right now.

J.

Whiskeymarie said...

What Zibbs said.

Well, that or magic elves do it. Take your pick.

Gwen said...

Then magic elves it is!

Mermanda said...

I loved that the tasty made you dance.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

That is just food porn!

O.G. said...

I'm going to go with Flavor Injector

Stacie said...

see, I think it looks like a big ass turd, not appetizing at all! Glad you enjoyed it!

James said...

I think I've heard about your heavily Bosnian neighborhood from this book. I'm guessing that many of your neighbors survived some serious shit back in the 90s.

~E said...

ok...I had to scan your comments to make sure I'm the first one to say this:

It looks like a pastry snake with a head poised to strike. But if you had to eat something that looks like it could eat you, then I'm glad it tasted DEEElicious!

Fancy Schmancy said...

What are the chances you'll bring me that for breakfast, and dance for me at the same time? That would seriously make my day / month / year!

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