Radish and Cucumber Salad – Miseria Salad

Simple, fast, appetizing – this is about the salad Miseria from early vegetables, or rather the salad of radishes, cucumbers and green onions. In the spring, when you want the early vegetables, the radish and cucumber salad can be cooked hardly every day. Boil the eggs (8 minutes), cool and peel. Vegetables and eggs are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]