Palenytsia or chicken, pork and homemade bread stew

Palenytsia is an ancient dish made of stewed chicken and pork, and pieces of homemade bread. The bread soaks up the savory meat juice, and the delicious flavor beckons everyone to the table. Mix the flour and the water in a bowl and knead on a work surface adding as much flour as needed. Roll the dough out up to 1,5-2 […]

Kholodets (jellied meat)

If the kholodets is transparent and gets jellied – be sure your kholodets is perfect! To make the kholodets jelly besides the meat there should be cartilage (hocks, ears, cloven hooves). Soak the meat and bones with cold water for min 4 hours or even for a night. Pour over the bones with cartilage 3 l of […]

Kruchenyky filled with mushrooms

Kruchenyky filled with mushrooms are always honored among the traditional Ukrainian favourites along with varenyky and holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls). For the filling finely chop 1 onion, heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok, then stir-fry the chopped onion. Wipe the mushrooms or wash them (as quickly as possible to prevent from soaking). Cut the […]

Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky

  Ivan Kotliarevsky in his famous Eneida describing Ukrainian hospitality wrote about famous ancient dish – Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky. First grind the salo (fatback) using a pestle and mortar – that is a traditional way or mince it using a mincer – a modern way or just cut it in tiny little […]

Crimean tartar chebureky with simple dough recipe

  Crisp outside and juicy inside! The dough for the chebureky is nothing unavailable – just flour, salt, water and a splash of oil, that is must-have simplicity of each true ethnic cuisine – checked by ages, plain and suiting everybody’s taste. Sift the flour into a bowl, add 1/2 tsp salt. Make a well in […]