A traditional Romanian plum preserve made from wild, organic, Transylvanian plums. Silvoita is a type of plum butter originating in the Transylvania region. 100% natural and completely free from additives. It's a jam like product made from very ripe plums but without any added sugar.
With its deeply intense plummy flavour and silky fudge like texture, we love this slathered on fresh bread with feta cheese or layered on pancakes.
Traditionally made in a cauldron like plan over a wood fire, the plums are cooked in the Autumn on a low heat for hours until a thick, dark, concentrated paste is produced. The cauldron must be stirred non-stop as the plums are not allowed to catch on the bottom. Traditionally housewives used to take shifts in guarding and mixing the plum magic.
About The Merchant
'De Mână' which means 'By Hand' is a collection of food treasures from the small producers of Romania. We pride ourselves on sharing with you products that are unique & traditionally Transylvanian or Romanian, that are made only from fresh, local, natural ingredients. Products that have absolutely no contact with the modern intervention of chemicals and additives. We work very closely with our producers to ensure that we bring to you products of only the highest quality and consistency. De Mână is a celebration of the heritage & culture, the land, the people who work the land and the people that create the remarkable food produce that we are now able to share with you. We hope that you love it as much as we do.