Hand Embroidered Basket Cover
of Anna Marie Sandor Stanislav 1892-1981
Microwave Sirok, A Modern Tradition
Courtesy of Marilyn Kopchak
Place in microwave container and cover loosely with saran wrap
Microwave for 20 minutes at 70% power
Remove saran wrap (watch for steam) and stir
microwave for 10 minute intervals at 70% power and repeat until desired consistancy (looks like scrambled eggs)
microwaves differ, your mileage may vary
Strain through a cheese clothe and wrap ball of sirok in cheese clothe and tie tightly
Allow to drain, twisting cheese clothe bag from time to time removing as much liquid as possible
Wrap in saran wrap, refrigerate, bless, cut and serve at midnight.
We invite you to join us in the blessing of Easter Baskets at Our Lady's Chapel of the Saint Louis New Cathedral, Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri, on Holy Saturday.
email: Marilyn Kopchak Marilyn@iarelative.com
Sirok, The Traditional Way
Courtesy of Andy Verostko
There are several variations to flavoring the sirok. Some people add sugar and vanilla instead of salt and pepper or combinations of that. Parsley is used and one friend insists that only whole peppercorns should be used. So whichever way you choose to spell the name or flavor it, it is a traditional Slovak Easter food.
In addition to sirok, there are several other foods which are always eaten. Horseradish alone or mixed with beets. Kolbasi, Ham, Boiled eggs either colored, pickled, or just peeled. A sweet bread called paska and many kinds of kolacky & rozky. Also in the basket would be salt & butter with the butter being put in a mold shaped like a lamb.
There are several families here in northern Virginia that are of Eastern European ancestry and about 6 or 7 years ago we prevailed upon out local priest to bless Easter baskets for us and it has become an annual event at our church. Saturday before Easter at 10:00AM the vestibule of our church will have tables covered with Easter baskets filled with the traditional foods.
Andy Verostko email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Easter Basket Supplies visit SlovakShop.com.