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Pirozhki (buns) stuffed with meat

Pirozhki are a favorite Russian (and Eastern European) dish, often sold as fast food, but made at home as well. The stuffing can vary; meat, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, cabbage, and fruit are common. A particular variant of pirozhki dough is made without yeast and fried in a pan (much […]

Potato Knedliky (Dumplings) – or Klyotski/Klotski

This one is a popular Czech/Hungarian/German dish, though quite popular in other Post-Soviet countries as well. Traditionally made with flour or potatoes, knedliky can be served in a soup (stuffed with mushroom for Belarusian version), served with mushroom sauce, or dressed in any number of ways. In my family, we add one final frying step […]

Shchi / Schi – Russian Cabbage Soup

This one is another stable soup of the Russian cuisine, and like everything else it comes in many varieties. The main component of Shchi is cabbage, however it can be fresh or kislaya (sauerkraut), and the rest of ingredients depend on which type you use. My family uses meat broth as the base, though I’m […]