Pastries

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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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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