We bake scraper two times a week
The women in Cserehát have been taking care of the pleasures of the everyday life from generation to generation. A hospitable gipsy family in Tomor disclosed our shooting team. a top secret recipe. We talked to Mrs. László Siroki, a gipsy woman in Tomor, who enter us the misteries of baking scraper. Aunt Szilvi told that kneading scraper is one of the specialities of the gipsy kitchen. She has known the big secret of baking scraper since her age of thirteen. She stated pridefully: all the gipsy women have to know the recipe. The origin of the word „scraping” is as follows: this kind of food was made of the remainder, which had rested on the paste-board after kneading the dough. So it became the symbol of the poverty. The recipe was hidden from the outside world, because the families felt shame at their circumstances.
The housewife disclosed us as follows: – The scraper is laid aside from the table when a Hungarian or a stranger Roma guest is arriving. It can be seen by nobody that the hosts are eating that just then. I would show it not even you – told the cameraman of our team, who in this case was a young gipsy girl living in the neighbourhoods. On this occasion our team consumed the very tasty gipsy bread with bacon and potatoes cooked in its jacket. Aunt Szilvi shared the secret, since it can quite easily happen that a family runs out of bread. In such a case scraper is one of the possible solutions. Our host recommends to the people to consume scraper with stews, meat dishes and bacon. Next time our editorial stuff will show the readers of csicsero.net further specialities of the gipsy kitchen: another kind of scraper and the tasty “pigletholder”.
Scraper/gipsy bread Ingredients:
– 1 kg flour
– 2 packets yeast powder
– 1 tablespoon salt
– 0,5 l water, milk
Make a cavity in the center of the flour, put the yeast powder, the salt, the water and the milk into it. Knead it, and let it stay for 10 minutes. Then knead it again. Roll the dough out until about 1 centimetres thick, then cut it into 4 parts. Bake it on the top of the cooker. Serve it with bacon, however the scraper is very tasty without bacon as well.