Russian Holiday Foods: Recipes From Russia…

holidayHow about since the holidays are coming and Russia just loves her holidays. Lets talk about some foods that are sure to be found during the Russian holidays. I will give a link to the recipe that I have posted in the past and you can use the next month to practice these Russian dishes to feed the family over the holidays…

Lets start with a Russian favorite that will be found at all gatherings of friends and family…

Salat: Salat is a Russian salad which is prepared using eggs, pickles, bologna, onions, lettuce etc and is layered with mayonnaise. The hard boiled eggs are used as garnishing. Or if no bologna use just eggs as in the recipe that I have supplied…

Recipe From Russia: Salat Iz Yaits – Russian Egg Salad…

Pryaniki: Pryaniki is a sweet gingerbread cake that is distributed on Russian New Year ’s Day by Grandfather Frost, a folk tale character in the Russian culture. Pryaniki symbolizes best wishes for the New Year.

Prianik or Pryanik: A Russian Recipe…

Sharlotka: Sharlotka is another popular Christmas and New Year holidays dessert. It is an apple cake cooked and served during the holidays.

Recipe From Russia: Worlds Easiest Apple Pie!

Kutya: Kutya is a sweet pudding which is served along with a potato and vegetable salad.

Kutya or Kutia: A recipe of a Russian Pudding…

Borscht: Borschst is a popular soup that originated in Ukraine. It is prepared with beetroot which gives the soup a deep red color and is served with sour cream.

Recipe From Russia: A Simple Borsch! (Yummy)

Vegetarian Borscht: for those times that meat seems just too much…

Recipes From Russia: Borscht Stew – Kyle Style

Siberian Pelmeni: These are dumplings which have a stuffing of vegetables, mushrooms, fish, turnip etc and is a popular snack during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Recipe From Russia: A Simple Delicious Pelmeni Recipe!

Sbiten: Sbiten is a traditional winter beverage in Russia and is prepared using fruit jams, honey and cinnamon and adding different flavorings. It is served steaming hot.

Sbiten (сбитень, also збитень) is a Hot Russian Traditional Winter Drink…

Piglet: This is a traditional dish cooked in Russia during the Christmas holidays. After the piglet has been scalded, the insides of the piglet are rubbed with salt and the outside is layered with sour cream and butter. It is then baked in the oven until the skin becomes golden. It is served with fruits or vegetables.

Recipe from Russia: Christmas Piglet…

Koliadki: These are Russian Christmas cookies which are prepared using eggs and sugar. The cookies are rolled and then folded into squares and filled with cottage cheese (called tvorog). Sugar is sprinkled once the cookies have been baked.

Koliadki for Kolyadka: Christmas Caroling Cookie Recipe…

Bobal’ki : These are small, bite sized biscuits which are layered with honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds. This is a popular snack during the Christmas season.

Bobalki, bobalky, babalki and or babalky a Russian Recipe…

Very small sampling of the holiday dishes, so maybe I will do another post as we get closer to New Years. Russians Christmas is New years so we still have time…

Have great holidays…

WtR

About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон

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