Local products19 December 2023

Bred crusted pork, a delicious traditional recipe

A tasty and juicy recipe that brings you back in time, a revival of those precious childhood’s memories that will always bring a smile to my heart

Pork pulp in crust of bread

Pork pulp in crust of bread

I remember with nostalgia my grandmother making this recipe with wholewheat and fried pork lean meat, kept previously in lard. There was an inebriating mixture of perfumes in the kitchen and when she took it out of the oven, we were all around the table waiting anxiously to taste it.

Required ingredients:

• 1 kilo of pork leg

• 500 grams of wholewheat flour

• 400 ml of warm water

• 15 grams of fresh yeast

• 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt

• 50 ml olive oil

• 300 grams of cheese

• 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

• 2 tablespoons of mustard

• parsley and dill

• a raw egg yolk

• Sesame seeds


The method of preparation:

Mix the flour with the salt, add 200 ml of warm water and mix it for 3 minutes. The yeast is mixed with the sugar and diluted with 200 ml of warm water. Mix the yeast mixture with the flour mix for a few minutes and then add the oil. Stir well until all the mixture becomes homogenous, then put it in a warm place.

After the dough increases, it is placed on a wooden board which is greased with oil and stretch it out in a rectangular shape until it reaches a thickness of 2 cm.

The rectangle dough is divided into three equal parts. Two portions are anointed with a thin layer of mustard and sprinkled with breadcrumb, dill and chopped green parsley and shredded cheeses.


At one end is placed the meat while the remaining dough portion is cut on the edge to a distance of 2-3 cm. The dough is wrapped from the edge where the meat is, while the carved portion stays above. Place it in a tray covered with baking paper, sprinkle it with the egg yolk that was mixed before with a spoonful of water, then sprinkle sesame seeds. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius.

Bake it for half an hour until the bread is browned. The baked bread is placed on a grill to cool and covered with a thick kitchen towel to cool slowly.

After it has cooled completely, cut the heads (without meat) and slice it as desired. If you want some smaller breads, cut the piece of meat on length and divide the dough into two halves, then assemble each piece of bread.

It can be eaten as an appetizer (cold), but also as a main meal (hot, from the oven), along with a vegetable garnish, or salad (beets with cren, as my grandmother did).

Enjoy your meal!  

Sources/photo: https://www.retetecalamama.ro


Elena Radu




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