Salted doughnuts – pampukhy – with honey for Christmas Eve

  One of the most delicious treats for Christmas Eve – salted doughnuts – pampukhy – which are dipped in honey and eaten. That kind of doughnuts is not so widely spread as traditional sweet Nativity Fast pampukhy but those who tasted them would ask for more! Make of 500 g flour, 350 ml water […]

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 […]

Varenyky (pyrohy) filled with blueberries

Varenyky (pyrohy) filled with blueberries are the best summer treat for kids and adults. To prepare the filling wash the blueberries, drain them thorughly. Then add semolina, sugar and mix well. Mix 280 г of all-purpose flour and 1 egg together, stir in 100 ml of cold water and knead until you have a smooth dough […]

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 […]

Paska (with dried yeast)

The paska recipe with dried yeast. The paska is not too sweet and perfect to combine with sausage, beet & horseradish starter (burachky), eggs and cheese. Having returned from the Holy MassWell you can have blessed food for breakfast. Whats inside the basket? Paska and other Easter dainties! Heat gently the milk with the butter […]

Vushka to borshch (video)

Vushka to borshch – the one of the most popular dishes on the Ukrainian Christmas Eve. More recipes for Cristmas Eve dinner: – kutia (recipe with video) – borshch – fasting sous with Wild white (King bolete) dried mushrooms – fasting holubtsi with potatos – stuffed fish – knish with buckwheat – homemade bread – uzvar (compote) […]

Beetroot kvass

Beetroot kvass is a splendid ancient seasoning for a borshch without any artificial additives. Peel the beetroots, chop them roughly. Break the whole garlic bulb into gloves, peel them and slice. Tip veg into 3 l jar, pour over water and place the rye bread slice on top. Cover the jar with linen and keep […]