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How to Make Kutya

Serves: 6 Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: 2 hours Ingredients needed to make Kutya: 1 lb walnuts, shelled 1 lb wheat berries ½ cup poppy seeds ½ cup raisins ½ cup dried apricots 1 vanilla bean, grated Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated 2 cups granulated sugar Icing sugar, for dusting Cooking instructions for Kutya: Place the wheat berries in a pan ... Read More »

How to Make Pashka

Serves: 12-14 Preparation time: 35 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients needed to make Pashka: 1 cup whipping cream 6 cups small-curd cottage cheese, cream-style ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup almonds, blanched and finely chopped ½ cup mixed candied fruits, chopped 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten ¼ cup butter, softened 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt Cooking instructions ... Read More »

How to Bake Zemlovka

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients needed to make Zemlovka: ½ large bread loaf 3 apples 3 ½ fl oz cold tea 14 fl oz ful-fat milk 2 ½ oz raisins 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 ½ oz soft brown sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar crystals 1 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated 2 tsp ground cinnamon Freshly ... Read More »

How to Cook Cherry Vareniki

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 30 mins + 5 hours (inactive) Cooking time: 1hour Ingredients needed to make Cherry Vareniki: For the noodle dough: 2 cups all purpose flour 4 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 eg yolks 1 egg white, slightly beaten 7 tbsp water Salt to taste For the cherry filling: 4 cups fresh sour cherries, pitted ¼ ... Read More »

How to Make Sacher Torte

Serves: 12 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients needed to make Sacher Torte: For the cake: ¾ cup all purpose flour 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 2/3 cup apricot preserves ½ cup sugar ½ cup butter 1 ½ tsp vanilla 6 egg yolks 6 egg whites For the chocolate glaze: 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate ½ cup whipping cream ... Read More »

How to Bake Russian Sponge Cake

Serves: 15-20 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Russian Sponge Cake: For the cake: 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 10 eggs 1 tsp vanilla For the syrup: ¾ cup red wine 1 tbsp lemon juice ¾ cup water ¼ cup granulated sugar For the frosting: One package (8oz) cream cheese ... Read More »

How to Cook Blueberry Blintzes

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 50 mins Ingredients needed to make Blueberry Blintzes: For the crepes: 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour 2 eggs 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted ¾ cup + 2 tbsp whole milk 3 tbsp canola oil ¼ tsp salt Icing sugar, for dusting For the filling: 1 cup blueberries 4 oz cream ... Read More »

How to Bake Strawberry Pavlova Cake

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 ½ hours Ingredients needed to make Strawberry Pavlova Cake: For the meringue: 4 egg whites 1 tsp cornflour 1 tsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp vanilla essence 9 oz caster sugar For the filling: 3 tbsp icing sugar 7 oz fresh redcurrants, stalks removed 12 fl oz double cream 17 oz fresh ... Read More »

How to Bake Russian Yellow Bread

Makes: 1 loaf Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Russian Yellow Bread: 1 ¼ lb all purpose flour 2 sachets dried yeast 15 fl oz full fat milk 2 eggs Beaten egg yolks, for glazing 3 oz caster sugar 3 oz unsalted butter 2 oz almonds, chopped 3 ½ oz sultanas Finely grated zest of half ... Read More »

How to Make Pancho Cake

Makes: 1 medium sized cake Preparation time (mins): 30 Cooking time: 5-8 hours Ingredients needed to make Pancho Cake: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tbsp white vinegar ½ can condensed milk 1 cup sour cream 1 tbsp vanilla extract For the filling: 2 cups fresh ... Read More »