Category Archives: Ukrainian

Pampushki with Garlic

Pampushki are small buns which are traditionally served with borsch in Ukraine but you can serve with any other hot soup or Harcho. Usually they are cooked with garlic and baked in the oven. By the way, pampushki got their name in Odessa Ukraine, the city where I'm from. You can use any...
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Zucchini chips

This recipe is from my childhood its so easy to prepare and very tasty! Its always popular at picnics and parties. Usually in Ukraine we add to the zucchini fresh garlic so that will make the dish sharper and a little spicy. You can use any fresh herbs depending on your preference like cilantro, dill, parsley, chives, thyme, etc....
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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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Zucchini pancakes

Crispy pancakes with a nice soft center. They taste like the zucchini version of 'deruny', Ukrainian potato pancakes. It's better to use older squash or zucchini, they have less liquid so the dough is thicker and much richer flavor. You can add fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, the flavor is a little stronger. The herbs you can change depending...
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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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Vareniki

Vareniki (varenyky, pirogi) are stuffed dumplings from Ukraine made from unleavened dough and different fillings. Some of the more popular fillings are vegetables, boiled potatoes, salted cabbage, baked pumpkin, fruits and berries, meat, mushroom, cheese, poppy seed or buckwheat. My favorite fillings are meat, potatoes with onions and mushrooms, cottage cheese or curd cheese and cherries. Vareniki with berry...
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Vareniki with Potato and Mushrooms

Vareniki (varenyky, pirogi) are stuffed dumplings from Ukraine made from unleavened dough and different fillings. Some of the more popular fillings are vegetables, boiled potatoes, salted cabbage, baked pumpkin, fruits and berries, meat, mushroom, cheese, poppy seed or buckwheat. My favorite fillings are meat, potatoes with onions and mushrooms, cottage cheese or curd cheese and cherries. Vareniki with berry...
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