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 […]

Salted doughnuts – pampukhy – with honey for Christmas Eve

Stuffed fish

Stuffed fish – what a stunning modern Ukrainian recipe! You take simple ingredients – a plain carp, root vegetables, spices – apply some time and effort, and there you are: not an ordinary stuffed carp, but dainty, melt-in-the-mouth fish! Remove head by cutting just under the pectoral fins. Pull the gills and eyes off the head,without […]

Stuffed fish

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 […]

Varenyky (pyrohy) filled with blueberries

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 […]

Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky

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 […]

Paska (with dried yeast)

Ukrainian borshch

Royal soup for either festive feast or everyday meal. To prepare the dish without meat you will spend less time than for classic meat Ukrainian borshch but that veg one tastes perfectly rich! Pour 600 ml water over butter beans, put the lid on, bring to the boil, then remove and wait until cool. Peel […]

Ukrainian borshch