[Sca-cooks] nafila fatima?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Sep 14 18:36:50 PDT 2008

Can you get the exact name in Macedonian? (Or in Greek?)
Are there variations and do those have other names?
Which ethnic group or religious faith is it connected with?
I am thinking that more clues might give us more to go on.
I will check my Ottoman books.


Ana Valdés wrote:
> Hi, I am in Skopje, Macedonia, in a meeting, and I am often invited to eat
> homemade food in people's places. Today I ate one of the most tasty pastry I
> ever had, it's called NAFILA FATIMA (IBeautiful Fatima, my hosts told me)
> and it cames from the Ottoman empire but it's no longer made in modern
> Turkey. It's a very rich pastry made with 15 eggs, a kilo butter and little
> flour. It's takes several hours to bake it, they use a very thin roller pin.
> I searched the Florilegium but didn't find anything similar. I searched in
> Google for the name but didn't got any hit.
> Do someone know what I am talking about?
> Ana

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