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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 […]

Khachapuri (vatrushka with cheese) – Georgian cheese stuffed dough pastries

Khachapuri is a traditional, Georgian (Caucasian) dish of leavened dough stuffed with cheese, typically suluguni. This particular recipe is adapted from a Russian recipe book called “Caucasian Kitchen” which describes the dish as a cheese stuffed vatrushka (usually stuffed with tvorog). We used a mix of mozarella and feta cheeses, but other cheeses can be […]