Category russian

russian black bread

Russian Black Bread

4 cups rye flour
2 cups whole bran cereal
2 envelopes dry yeast
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, crushed
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 to 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 (1 ounce square) unsweetened chocolat...

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romovaya baba

Romovaya Baba (Rum Cake With Currants and Raisins)

Serves 10 to 12

2 packages active dry yeast
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup lukewarm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
8 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 pound plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup dried currants (2 ounces)
1/4 cup sultana raisins (1 ounce)

In a small, shallow bowl, sprinkle the yeas...

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Khrustyky (Ukranian)

Source: Taste of Home – December/January 2002 – Field Editor Carol Funk

2 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Oil for deep-fat frying
Confectioners’ sugar

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, egg yolks, cream and vanilla extract. Beat in sugar.

Combine flour and salt; stir i...

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spinach and yogurt salad

Spinach and Yogurt Salad

You can make a meal of this by serving it with wedges of pita bread.

2 bunches spinach, well rinsed and stemmed
    or 1 package pre-washed baby spinach
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt and freshly-ground pepper

Steam the spinach until it is tender and bright green ? about two minutes...

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Pelmeni (Russian Dumplings)

This is a traditional Russian dish that is made in many Kazakstani homes.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Garlic, to taste

To make the dough, combine the flour, eggs, water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Knead mixture...

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