Romanian Coliva Recipe

Coliva decorated with powdered sugar and colored candy.

Tweet Yesterday, in my post about Lazarus’ Saturday (April 11, 2009) I mentioned a special dish, used to celebrate the dead: coliva. Coliva is the Romanian translation of the Greek κόλλυβα (kólliva) and it describes a sweet pudding made of boiled wheat. This “desert” is used liturgically in both Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic churches. Romania […]