Buckwheat babka is a ritual bakery of Dzukija region: inhabitants of Dzukija region baked it for celebrations, waiting for honourable guests. Buckwheat was well-grown in sandy fields in south eastern Lithuania, so buckwheat dishes are common in this region. Buckwheat babka is baked from buckwheat flour with all the shell. It is almost impossible to describe the recipe for babka - everything is made out of the eye, according to the perception of each housewife... Even now, in the region of Dzukija, exist babka baking competitions, who will bake the most beautiful, sweeter and more colourful babka.
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