Russian Apple Dumplings Recipe…. (Kletski)

How about a delicious Russian dessert? Of course all Russian desserts are delicious. This one is no exception and will tantalize the family for New Years…

Ingredients:

3 or 4 Apples, peeled, cored and finely diced – according to size.
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp finely grated orange or use the lemon rind or use both
100g/4oz sugar
2 Eggs, whipped
50g/3oz fine chopped white breadcrumbs
Water for boiling
Powdered Sugar

Instructions:

1. Place all the ingredients (apart from the water and powdered sugar) in a mixing bowl and mix well. Cover with cling-wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes…

2. After chilling, remove from refrigerator and form into small balls about the size of a large walnut…

3. Bring a large pan of lightly (pinch) salted water to help the boil, reduce the heat so the water is bubbling steadily not boiling vigorously, then drop the apple balls into the water, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes…

4. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towel paper…

To serve – cool dry and dust with powdered sugar. Can also be served with a fruit syrup poured over top or just dip them in it and eat…

Happy Holidays…

Kyle and Sveta
Windows to Russia!

Cup of Coffee and New Year Eve…

Sveta has gone to spend the day with her mother and son. Sveta will be back early because it is New Year and she does not like to be away from me on that night. I do not go with her because she spends so much time with me  that I feel that she needs time with her family on holidays and such. So I just wait quietly until she gets tired of family and comes home to the grouchy bear… :)

So I have a little time to do some thinking’s…

Today the thinking’s centered around this last year (2011). It was not a very good year. Oh – now it was a great year for me and my health is holding up, so what more do I want?

I guess I want people to wake up and see what is happening around them. Sometimes it seems that there are so few of us who see that people die needlessly and starve needlessly every second of everyday all year around. I guess that I am one of the few that care that we brutally bombed just since World War II: China 1945-46, Korea 1950-53, China 1950-53, Guatemala 1954, Indonesia 1958, Cuba 1959-60, Guatemala 1960, Belgian Congo 1964, Guatemala 1964, Dominican Republic 1965-66, Peru 1965, Laos 1964-73, Vietnam 1961-73, Cambodia 1969-70, Guatemala 1967-69, Lebanon 1982-84, Grenada 1983-84, Libya 1986, El Salvador 1981-92, Nicaragua 1981-90, Libya 1986, Iran 1987-88, Libya 1989, Panama 1989-90, Iraq 1991-still bombing, Kuwait 1991, Somalia 1992-94, Croatia 1994 (of Serbs at Krajina), Bosnia 1995, Iran 1998 (airliner), Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, Yugoslavia 1999, Afghanistan 2001-still bombing, Libya 2011-still bombing. With a serious desire to start bombing Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela and several other countries…

It really saddens me that we keep electing the same crap into office year after year. Politicians have got to rank with Lawyers as the top cockroaches on earth. They have been here forever and it seems to be, that they will be here forever…

But what really saddens me is that we all accept it and look the other way or we cheer it on. I guess your response will be, “But look at other countries and what they have done also! or Everyone we bombed deserved it! or etc…”

Sorry – That is a cop out and chicken crap way of looking at life. Maybe we as the leader of the free world, we should be trying harder than anyone else to promote peace and harmony on earth. Instead we promote death and chaos all over the planet…

Until you crawl out from under that rock you have been living under. Nothing will change…

2011 was a bad year and I feel that 2012 could be much worse. Optimism is wearing thin…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

PS: Thank you readers! Windows to Russia is holding at 40,000+ views a day and after compressing the code on the site we have halved the bandwidth load. Which means that we can handle a whole bunch more! So keep on telling your friends and pass the word at the school systems. We are officially being recognized at 45 large school systems as a source for Russia and being grouchy at America at times. Maybe I will post a list of schools one day that regularly view Windows to Russia. Just wait until school is back in session. Windows to Russia should rock and roll… :)