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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 […]

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 […]

Oladi – Russian Buttermilk Pancakes

This is a traditional Slavic dish that as old as the people. Like with other old recipes, there are quite a few varieties and ways of serving them, including the meat stuffed ones we’ve covered before. These come out very soft, fluffy, and savory. Ingredients 3 cups Kefir (or Buttermilk) 2 cup all purpose flour […]