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Hvorost – Deep Fried Pastries

The literal translation of “hvorost” is brushwood, due to the crunch they produce similar to dry wood.  This is a traditional Ukrainian and Russian dessert that has been prepared for at least a few hundred years. There are many variations, as with all other old recipes, including versions that are […]

Julienne – Mushrooms in Sour Cream & Bacon Casserole

This one is another Russian favorite for special occasions, and conveniently very easy to make (it looks good too).  The recipe presented here is the most elementary one, and there are quite a few variations out there. So feel free to be creative. Ingredients (4 servings) 1 lb portabella mushrooms (wild mushrooms are better). 1 […]

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 […]