Pelmeni are traditional Russian meat-filled dumplings. Making pelmeni is favorite family pastime in the long winter months. These dumplings are a common convenience food - big batches can be frozen and quickly boiled or fried on demand.
This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it.
Hychin is a traditional dish of the Balkar people, from the Caucasus mountains in Russia (Elbrus region). These flatbreads with a cheese and potato filling are traditionally cooked in a cast-iron skillet and served with garlic and dill sauce on the side.
This eye-catching Russian layered chicken and mushroom salad is perfect for any party or buffet. The salad is decorated to look like a sunflower, hence the name.
This cabbage pie is very popular in Russian cuisine. Traditionally, it is made with a yeasted puff pastry but normal puff pastry will work just fine. You can bake it as one big pie, or make small triangles called pirozhki. Serve warm.
This classic Russian yeast bread is filled with a sweet poppy seed filling with honey, raisins, and nuts. Simply delicious
This is a popular Russian recipe of roast pork stuffed with cheese and tomatoes. For best results, remove the foil to let the meat brown just before it is done.
Delicious doughnuts made with a cheese-enriched dough. Tvorog (Russian cottage cheese) is traditionally used for this recipe, but it works very well with farmer's cheese or ricotta, too.
Cabbage leaves filled with ground beef and rice are simmered in tomato soup for this Polish-inspired favorite.
I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. This can be served over either rice or noodles. A little work but worth the effort.
Extra work produces extra deliciousness in Chef John's version of Russian honey cake where "burnt" honey is the star.