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Pirozhki (buns) stuffed with meat

Pirozhki are a favorite Russian (and Eastern European) dish, often sold as fast food, but made at home as well. The stuffing can vary; meat, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, cabbage, and fruit are common. A particular variant of pirozhki dough is made without yeast and fried in a pan (much […]

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 […]

Lekah – Jewish Honey Cake

This is a simple Russian recipe for a Jewish honey cake that my grandmother and aunt call “Lekah” though it’s hard to find any reference for that name online. Ingredients 1 cup honey 1 cup kefir (buttermilk) 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 3-4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda + 0.25 cups vinegar Combine the […]