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

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

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 […]

Kholodets (jellied meat)

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

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 […]

Kruchenyky filled with mushrooms

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

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)

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

Herring under fur coat – Shuba salad

Classic herring under veg fur coat known also as Shuba (fur coat in Ukrainian) salad – everything except the potato. The matter is one can cook potatoes or rice or anything else as a hot side dish, and – voila – garnished Shuba salad is not snack any longer – but perfect dinner. Especially if the herring is homepickled and the mayonnaise is […]

Herring under fur coat – Shuba salad