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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 […]

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 […]