Tag: ballokume

Byrek Me Aydah: Ballokume Edition

This is a video of ballokume being made on fast speed mode.

Freshly baked from the oven.



Summer’s Day is coming!

Dita e Veres aka “Summer’s Day” is an ancient festival from Elbasan, eventually became a national holiday. You’ll find mimosas, garlands, and BALLOKUME during this time.


It’s Ballokume season. People are selling them everywhere from 80-100 NEW leke. You can only find them during this time of year. I heard they’re a pain to make. What are they? They’re these oversized Albanian biscuits that’ll pretty much make you fat in Spring. They’re made out of sugar, butter, corn flour and lots of eggs. SEVEN.


Elbasan city is setting up the stage. Singers and traditional dancers from different parts of Albania will come to perform here. I really hope that it doesn’t rain during this week because that would be a s****y thing to happen for everyone.