*** Milk and cheddar banitsa***
*** Turkish borek***
A Kasmet is a little piece of paper with a lucky verse that is believed to hold a magical power to bring luck to you next year. Traditionally these verses were consistent of only one word like Helath, Work, Baby, House etc. Nowadays Bulgarians are using rhyming verses that bring more fun to the tradition. One other change in the traditional way is that today each Kasmet is wrapped in a piece of foil and then placed in the banitsa. This is more practical since it keeps the paper from getting greasy and makes the reading and unfolding easier.
***My Kasmeti this year***
Four years ago I started looking for Kasmeti in English, because I wanted to share this tradition with my American friends but I couldn't find any. So, I decided to sit down and write them myself. Since then I have shared these Kasmeti with a lot of friends- Bulgarian and English speaking and I decided that instead of sending the Kasmeti each time in an e-mail, I can just post them as New year's present for all my readers to use.
*** Traditional banitsa***
Disclaimer: Although I am providing these files for everyone to use for FREE, I would like to ask you to be respectful of my time and effort and to show the courtesy to give me credit by providing a link to the original source- my website, if you decide to post them somewhere on the web. Thank you!
So, here is my present to you( click on the link to download):
Happy New Year Everyone!