• Poppy Seed Buns

    4 years ago

    I'm finally sharing a recipe of an enemy of mine - the Poppy Seed Buns. I have a love and hate relationship with them. We have a Russian bakery a few minutes away from home and each time I drive by that place, I'm extremely tempted to stop by for those Poppy Seed Buns. Gotta be honest, I probably give in about 80% of the time...at least not 100%; the other 20% I probably have something else...

  • Angel Wing Cookies

    4 years ago

    Angel wing cookies are also called Khrystiki (Хрустики) in Russian. The name, Khrystiki, literally translates into "Crunchies". That's because they are quite crunchy and airy on the inside.

    This was the first pastry which I prepared when I got married. It seemed easier than baking cookies or attempting to bake anything else.

  • Russian Creamcheese Vatrushka Buns

    4 years ago

    A Vatrushka is a Russian/Ukrainian bun that is filled with a filling on the outside. It looks very similar to danish, but the texture of the dough is different. Usually it is made with farmers cheese, but the filling can be replaced with any sweet or savory option.

    I had literally made a "test kitchen" at home, for several days. Ran several different recipes of pastry dough, trying to...

  • Moscow Buns

    4 years ago

    First of all, I want to say how happy I am to finally find this recipe. It took me so long to get here and I've been craving these for such a long time. In 2004, when I went back to Ukraine to visit, I looked everywhere for these buns and no one sold them.

    Finally I found out about this book that was written in 1940 by Plotnikov & Kolesnikov (Плотников П.М., Колесников М.Ф. - 350...

  • Moroccan Donuts

    4 years ago

    These are not your typical donuts that taste fake from grocery store. I am not trying to trash stores but there are very few good donut places out there. I would occasionally stop at Krispy Kreme when their light is on (means they are making fresh warm donuts). When I tried Moroccan Donuts they were chewy and airy, reminded me a lot of Ukrainian Ponchiki dough, the once my mom made. I remember...

  • Russian Bulochki Knots

    4 years ago

    Updated July 26, 2013

    Russian Bulochki are similar to piroshki, except they are baked instead of fried. By being formed into knots, it causes the layers to twist into different directions, resulting in a very unique dough texture.

    I enjoy trying baked goodies and am always on a lookout for great bakeries. This recipe does require a bit...

  • No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls

    4 years ago

    This recipe is from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I love the idea of no-knead bread, who ever came up with that idea is genius.

  • Quick Poppy Seed Rolls

    4 years ago

    Most people call this beatiful creation Bylochki but I call them Piroshky, we always have in our family.
    We Slavic people love our piroshky with poppy seed, the more poppy seed the better. We grew some in our garden in Ukraine, mom would use it in very small potions for piroshky as it was treated like a delicacy. Out of all piroshky she made one or two rolls with poppy seed and we would...

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