Category Archives: Slavic

Pirozhki with Cherries

Soft dough with a delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried. There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups,...
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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Meat and Rice

Stuffed bell peppers is a popular dish in Bulgarian, Romanian, Moldovan and Azerbaijan cuisine. The main ingredients are bell peppers, minced meat, rice and grated tomatoes. Usually stuffed peppers are served with sour cream. I remember when I was a child my mother cooked these peppers a lot for us. My brothers and I never ate the peppers, which is...
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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! (more…)...
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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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Uzbek Plov

Plov is a central Asian dish made mostly from rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, called zirvak (Uzbek). Depending on the region it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and even dried fruits. In the east, plov is almost a daily staple but at the same time is served for special events like a wedding, funeral, child birth etc. Since...
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Fishcakes

Fishcakes are a tasty and healthy dish. Its best to use fish with a dense fillet. In this recipe I used bass. Flour can be replaced with breadcrumbs. These cakes are perfect for any side dish like rice, potatoes or vegetables, mashed potatoes, pasta, salad....
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