Category Archives: Tart & Pirogi & Pirozhki

Pirozhki (plural form of pirozhok, Russian: пирожок, пирожки, which means a little pirog), sometimes transliterated as piroshki (or pyrizhky from Ukrainian: пиріжки), is a generic word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings.

Khachapuri, from scratch

This time I made Adjarian khachapuri from scratch. Usually I use premade frozen dough, and that works perfectly fine too. This time, however, I made the dough and it was really quick and easy. For the dough I used: -2 1/2 cup of flour, -2.5-3 tsp yeast (mix it in 1 cup warm water with 1tsp...
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Khinkali

Khinkali are Georgian dumplings, but also popular in Armenian and Azerbaijani cuisine. Eating Khinkali is an art - using only your hands, hold the handle with the your fingers, then biting the pocket. You aren't supposed to use a knife or fork, since it will release all the broth. This is what differentiates it from Read more

Cheese Puffs

Such an easy recipe and quick to make, but so delicious! They are scrumptious when hot, but also good cold too. Perfect for breakfast with your tea, lunch with your soup or salad, and dinner like appetizer. Reminds me of khachapuri, but easier and more simple. Also perfect idea when you...
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Football Pizza Pockets

It's game time and I found a clever idea online for a perfect Super Bowl party snack. Really fun to make for game night and very easy to prepare. Use fillings to your taste, go Italian by adding pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella, or try chicken with bacon. I even used sliced brats and it worked...
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Kartofelniki for dinner tonight!

Kartofelniki with Meat and Mushroom sauce for dinner tonight! Kartofelniki is a Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian dish, stuffed baked potato patty. You can make them with different toppings such as meat, mushrooms, vegetables and serve with different herbs, sauces or cream, however it is normally served with sour cream. Tasty fried ‘kartofelniki’ can be a side dish to meat, but...
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Quiche with Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese

While I used Champignon mushrooms in this dish, you can use different ones, or you can make with two or three different varieties such as chanterelles, oyster mushrooms, champignons, etc. The size of my tart mold is about 22 cm. The dough can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge. Also, for this quiche I used two different kinds...
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