Desserts

Kissel or Kisiel (Кисель)

Kissel or Kisiel (Кисель)

Kissel is a beverage typically based on fruit juice and thickened with starch. Occasionally other ingredients such as milk are used although less commonly.  Depending on the degree of thickness, kissel can be considered a […]




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Vatrushka (Ватрушка)

Vatrushka (Ватрушка)

Vatrushka (pronounced vat-ROOSH-kah) is a small, personal-sized open pie filled with fresh cheese. Its appearance somewhat resembles that of a cheese Danish, but it is not the same pastry. Cheese-filled vatrushkas can be sweet and […]




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Cheese Pancakes “Syrniki”

Cheese Pancakes “Syrniki”

Perhaps the origin of this recipe is Jewish cuisine that has a virtually identical dish called cheese latke. The idea of itself is as ancient as the Roman Empire, and cheese pancakes have been popular in […]




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