Lithuanians love bread -- from dark, dense ryes to moist potato breads and sweet egg breads. They are present at every meal and the variety is staggering. Here are some of the more well-known recipes.
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Bacon buns or lasineciai, like kugelis, are a national food of Lithuania. This soft roll dough is stuffed with a cooked bacon-onion filling and can be served hot or at room temperature.
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This bread is similar to Christmas bread without the poppy seed topping. It's served on Easter morning along with colored hard-cooked eggs which everyone knocks together to see whose is the strongest.
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As much bread as it is cake, Lithuanian fruit bread or vaisiu pyragas is loaded with either glaceed fruits or mixed dried fruits, nuts, and raisins. The dough is spread with butter and cinnamon-sugar, rolled and baked. It's moist and delicious.
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Lithuanian potato bread or bulvinis ragaisis is a moist bread with a yellow-colored crumb that stays fresh for days. It's as good with soup as it is with butter and jam.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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This hearty Lithuanian rye bread recipe or rugine duona comes together quickly because no sourdough starter is required. It's a dense, moist, hearty loaf that makes a great grilled cheese sandwich!