Category Archives: Russian

Buttermilk Blini

These blini can be served with different fillings: meat, fish, vegetables, mushroom, fruits, berries, sweet filling like jam, chocolate, whipped cream, or honey, or simply with sour cream on top.

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‘Potato’ Cakes

These 'cakes' I've loved since childhood. My family and kids love these as well! Don't be confused, these don't contain any potatoes and are a sweet dessert instead. It's another Slavic dessert dish with many options for cooking, with the addition of biscuits, breadcrumbs or cookies. They are usually in the shape of small potato and light inside...
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Sweet Chocolate Kolbasa

A favorite recipe from my childhood, this name came from the shape and how it looks when cut into portions this dessert. Delicious sweet dessert that can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer. Adding nuts isn't necessary if you're allergic to them (or don't like them). Great idea for Christmas! Read more

Easter Cake (Kulich)

Kulich is a Easter bread-like cake that is traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith. Kulich is shaped like a cylinder, often prepared with raisins and decorated with powdered sugar or glaze on top. Spices like vanilla, cardamom, and nutmeg are often added. Traditionally after the Easter service, Kulich, Paskha (cottage cheese cake) and colored eggs are blessed by the priest. This...
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Vatrushka with Tvorog (Quark) and Raisins

Vatrushka with tvorog (quark) is a popular in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (Slavic) made from round soft sweet pastry buns that are open on top and filled typically filled with trovge in the middle, along with raisins or dried fruit. Tvorog (quark) is a type of fresh dairy product, dictionaries usually translate it as curd cheese, cottage cheese or...
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Oladki, Oladi (Mini Pancakes)

Oladki, is one of the oldest traditional Ukrainian dishes and a traditional breakfast food (in Russia -Oladi, Oladushki), can be either sweet or savory. They may also be appetizer, main course, or even dessert; another Slavic dish. There are two types of Slavic pancakes, blini (mlinci), which are very thin like crêpes...
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Potatoes with Dill and Garlic

This is one of my favorite childhood summer recipes for new potatoes. If the potatoes are small, then cook them whole, if a little bigger, then cut them into 2-4 parts. Of course you can use a regular potatoes too, its still good but new potatoes are so good! These go good with other appetizers like Read more

Taratushki

Taratushki was one of our favorite childhood treats. It is a popular dish among Slavic families. It's hard to describe, something like a semi sweet donut. They deep fried which makes them a little crispy outside but soft and tender. Depending on how sweet you make them, the toppings will differ. With this recipe which will give you semi sweet...
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Beets with Walnuts

Another tasty Russian-Ukrainian recipe. Mayonnaise can be replaced with vegetable or olive oil. It’s not necessary to add a garlic, but with the garlic it’s much tastier and adds a nice sharpness to the salad....
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