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Kartoshka (Potato) Pastry – Rum Balls

This one is definitely not native to Russia but is quite popular there year round. I’ve only recently realized how easy these are to make and require absolutely no baking or prep work. Ingredients 1 package (~7oz) of sweet tea biscuits ½  cups of pecans or walnuts ½ cup cocoa ½ cup powdered sugar ¼ […]

Russian Special Occasion Menu

My dad celebrated his 51st birthday just a little over a week ago and we had a few guests over at our house for dinner. I have tried to compile a list of all the essential dishes at the dinner including their recipes. They’re not as detailed as they usually would be, but I have […]

Lekah – Jewish Honey Cake

This is a simple Russian recipe for a Jewish honey cake that my grandmother and aunt call “Lekah” though it’s hard to find any reference for that name online. Ingredients 1 cup honey 1 cup kefir (buttermilk) 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 3-4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda + 0.25 cups vinegar Combine the […]