Russian/Soviet

No vodka required to make your life a little bit Russian/Soviet, just some tea and … RUSSIAN/SOVIET dishes

(gradually upgraded as new recipes appear)

A

Authentic Borodinskiy Rye Bread

traditional dark rye bread with that wonderful rye malt & coriander flavour

B

Bird Cherry Cake or Tort Cheryomushka

a traditional cake from bird cherry flour which is exotic even for the Russians

Black Bread with White Seeds

soft chewy brown bread with rye malt, with seeds of your choice

C

Carrot Patties

neat and almost melt-in-the-mouth patties

Chocolate Glaze

easy and quick recipe with basic ingredients

Creamy Rice Baked in a Pot

traditionally baked in a pot, really creamy, milky, soft and just delicious

D

Darnitskiy Bread

traditional Russian sourdough rye bread – a very easy recipe!

Dying Eggs for Easter the Natural Way

our family way to dye Easter eggs with onion peels and plants

F

Farshirovannye yaytsa or Deviled eggs

a vegetarian zakuska with mushrooms

J

Jam Envelopes

if you have nice thick jam on hand along with fresh yeast, go ahead

K

Karelian Kalitka Pies with Potatoes

pretty traditional savoury rye pies that are so good with smetana!

Karelian Pasties or Karelian Pies (Karjalanpiirakka)

very handy pies with super-thin and crunchy rye crust and a savoury filling

Khachapuri

traditional Georgian ‘cheese bread’, great with any filling and of course better on the day of baking

Khachapuri a là Adjari (Khachapuri po-adzharski)

traditional Georgian cheese pies, almost pizza-like, in the shape of a boat

Khachapuri on Kefir

lots of small pies with really thin dough

Khachapuri with Herbs

chewy pies with wonderful pliable dough – roll, pie roll!

Khachapuri with Herbs and Cheese

a pile of small pies loaded with fresh summer herbs

Koloby, Karelian Pies with Cheese and Potatoes

traditional Karelian individual pies (similar to Shangi)

L

Lenten Carrot Patties with Semolina

spicy patties with paprika, onions and garlic

Lenten Honey Kovrizhka or Postnaya medovaya kovrizhka

spicy heaven turned into a 2-layer birthday cake

M

Mashed Potatoes, our family recipe

and also some tips what to do with your boiled / mashed potatoes

Medovik or Russian Layered Honey Cake

Russian pillow-like cake layered with sour cream

My Friend’s Granny’s “Grated” Pie

from a time-proved hand-written recipe

N

Nina’s Vatrushka

get your samovar hot and boiling, take your babushka‘s homemade jam and enjoy!

No-Fuss Quick Russian Blini 

can be savoury or sweet

Novgorod Borkannik or Carrot Pie

a traditional Northern (AND HUGE) pie with sweet & savoury filling

Nutshells Filled with Sweetened Condensed Milk

one of those teeth-killing recipes from childhood

O

Okroshka, Russian Cold Summer Soup

refreshing truly Russian dish for hot summer days

P

Pryaniki

will make a dozen of chewy spicy filled real Russian gingerbread for winter tea!

R

Russian Pirog with Cabbage and Eggs

will make a lot, so be prepared for at least 2 pies (tall, huge and delicious) and some dough left

Russian-style Pear Cheesecake

a soft but rich cheesecake with that very tvorog texture and flavour

S

Shangi with Potatoes (Shangi s Kartoshkoy)

flat pies originally from the North of Russia, can be with a variety of toppings

Sochni of Archangelsk

a traditional Russian yeast kind of pie, sweet version with tvorog

Soft Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate

soft and delicate

Sourdough Whole Rye Bread with Malt

a loaf of dense fragrant bread, a nice take on Russian black bread

Sugary Knots from My Babushka’s Recipe

ultimate sweet treat for long winter evenings

Sweet Buns

that I created out of a tiny improvisation from the dough for a traditional Russian pirog

T

“Terty” Tvorozhnik or ‘Grated’ Sweet Cheese Pie

soft and crumbly cheese pie from our family recipe

Z

Zemelakh or Sugar and Cinnamon Coated Shortbread Cookies

a Jewish recipe very popular in USSR

2 responses to this post.

  1. you should take specialization course in culinary my dear & be a great chef one day😉

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