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Pincher – Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

How “Russian” this recipe is I don’t know, but it’s one that has been given to my father by his friend and he’s been making it for as long as I can remember.  Despite how it may seem, this cake is actually not overwhelmingly chocolate, the sour cream does a good job of bringing the […]

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 […]