• Perfect Yeast Pastry Dough

    5 years ago

    This dough received so much attention in Russian Vatrushka recipe, I knew that it would be helpful for you to have a post that specifically dedicated to the dough. Using this dough, there are endless options of pastries to be made, such as Poppy Seed Buns, farmers cheese roulette, buns filled with jam, etc....

    At one point, I had...

  • Homemade Gnocchi

    5 years ago

    Gnocchi reminds me a lot of the Ukrainian "Galushki", which we made out of potatoes. Gnocchi's texture is a bit chewy and quite different from the regular pasta. They work well with many sauces or additions to soups and they freeze well for use in the future.

    Gnocchi had been on my list to make, for a very long time, but I was too afraid to try, as they seemed too complicated. After...

  • Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

    5 years ago

    There are many pie crust recipes out there. I guess the world just needed another blog post about a pie crust, lol...I just had to share this recipe with you, it's perfectly flaky pie crust that you are going to love.

    The preparation of this recipe is extremely simple, I would highly recommend making your own crust instead of the store store bought.

    P.S. I have a few amazing...

  • Quick Puff Pastry Dough

    5 years ago

    Contrary to the popular belief, Puff Pastry Dough can be quite easy to prepare at home. I use to look at it as something beyond kitchen. After digging through recipes, I came up with a simple, yet a complete success at the end.

    Here it goes, step by step instructions for such an easy recipe. I would highly recommend for everyone to try. I will also be posting recipes on how to make a...

  • Poppy Seeds

    5 years ago

    Poppy seeds make a perfect filling for many baked pastries such as Rogaliki, Quick Poppy Seed Rolls and many others.

    After purchasing canned seeds, I was very turned off by the ingredients. About then, I bumped into a recipe at...

  • Homemade Cheese

    5 years ago

    Close friends of mine know that I have a thing for cheese. Any time we're on a cruise, I first check into the dinner buffet to pick out a slice of every existing cheese. Isn't it awesome that they don't limit you on food? But then you end up paying for it with calories or lots and lots of stairs exercise. Hmm... I might of gotten carried away with the cruise, here.

    But who knew that...

  • Easy Farmers Cheese Substitution

    6 years ago

    I don't like making my own farmers cheese, and to purchase farmers cheese can be very costly. But there's a concept that will allow you make it very easy and inexpensive, and it works amazing.

    If you buy small curds cottage cheese, it will almost have the same texture as the farmers cheese. Otherwise, you can grind it with kitchen aid grinder.

    I have used this technique for many...