Growing up I’d often comment on how it would be impossible for me to become a vegetarian (or—gasp!—a vegan) with my family dynamic. As far as I knew, Romanians were meat lovers. The more meat, the better. ALL THE MEATS. From the parts you know are edible—like pork chops or chicken breast—to those that tend to be avoided—hooves, tongues, delicious fried fat nuggets.
You’ll notice I don’t have the Romanian translation of this blog title. That’s because I’m not entirely sure it’s a Romanian recipe, though it is a family recipe and as many generations back as I can document my family has come from Romania. So I’m going to go with this recipe having Romanian roots. We call it Coca Bread (pronounced coke-ah) but I wasn’t able to find an equivalent recipe anywhere online so that might just be a family name.
That being said, this recipe is awesome and easy when you want (and/or need) a quick bread to sop up soup or sauce. It’s quick to make, doesn’t need time to rise, and I’m pretty sure you have all the ingredients already in your pantry/refrigerator. I’d liken it to a pita bread or naan, but there are still differences between those recipes and this recipe.
This is a fantastic recipe to have in your back pocket should you realize midway through cooking a meal that bread would really take it out of this world.
↓ Recipe below ↓
—But first, some pretty pictures—