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Sochniki with Sweet Cheese (Сочники с творогом)

Sochniki with Sweet Cheese (Сочники с творогом)

Sochniki with sweet cheese are large cookies filled with sweetened milk curd. They were a lunch staple for Soviet-era school kids.  Sochniki are easy to make. The ones shown in the illustrations that accompany this […]




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Khachapuri (Хачапури)

Khachapuri (Хачапури)

Khachapuri is a Georgian bread, small pie, or pastry filled or coated with a lot of cheese. Khachapuri comes in several shapes, and there are many recipes depending on the region of origin. Some khachapuri are open-faced pies such as […]




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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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