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

Uzvar – Dried Fruit Kompot

Once upon a time some foreigners tasted our Ukrainian uzvar – dried fruit kompot. They couldn’t believe that this delicate (and for sure very healthy) drink is made of ordinary apples and pears. `C’est génial` – that was their `sentence`for our uzvar – dried fruit kompot. Rinse the dried fruit, pour over 3 l of […]

Uzvar – Dried Fruit Kompot

Kutia

Fantastically simple! Properly boiled wheat berries, ground poppy seeds, chopped walnuts, fragrant honey – all of these make a wonderful kutia! Pour 2 l of cold water over the wheat berries in a large (not less than 5 l) pot and soak it for 8-10 hours (better overnight). Stir the wheat berries in order to […]

Kutia

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 […]

Palenytsia or chicken, pork and homemade bread stew

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

Green borshch – Sorrel soup

Green borshch or sorrel soup is often considered to be a spring treat though you can cook it all year long. Drop the eggs (1 egg for 1 person) into boiling water and scoop them out in 8 minutes, then peel. Peel the onions, carrots and celeriac, shred them and put the vegetables into a 5 […]

Green borshch – Sorrel soup

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

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 […]

Crimean tartar chebureky with simple dough recipe

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) […]

Vushka to borshch (video)