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Vegan Savarina “aka” Savarina de post

The other day the Hubs and I stopped inside a local bakery that makes the most delicious bread to see what else they have to offer. I’m the cynic in our little family and I wasn’t going to hold my breath for anything other than bread, so imagine my shock and delight when learning there were several “de post” options.

Now for those of you who don’t know, de post, is a religious designation that means fasting but not fasting how us English speakers think of it. This is a way to note that the food contains no animal products and is therefore suitable for de post times. It’s odd but the good thing is that depending on where you are in the country, you can find plenty of accidentally vegan options.

Yay for us.

The Hubs spotted a vegan version of one of his favorite childhood desserts called Savarina. This was my first time hearing about it or seeing it, but the glazed over look in his eyes was full of memories as he ordered one for us to share.

This post isn’t a vegan recipe post, just me sharing a cool vegan dessert I discovered here in Romania.

What’s In Savarina?

Savarina is a like a pound cake, or shaped like one anyway, and soaked in a rum syrup. It is served with whipped cream on top and sometimes preserves and/or fresh fruit. Ours was a single serving cake made with vegan whipped cream and soaked with a brown sugar-rum syrup.

For me this dish was incredibly sweet, thanks to the syrup, but the cake itself was really moist and delicious. If had a little less syrup I might give it another try because the vegan whipped cream was light and airy and mildly sweet.

If you get a chance to try out Savarina, I highly recommend it especially if you are a vegan with a sweet tooth!

Happy Holidays!



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