The Russian Potato is a Dessert…

potatocandyWhen I first came to Russia I was leery of a dessert in that was not cooked. It is called the “potato!”  The potato is found in most stores that sell food in Moscow and or in the refrigerator of a babushka. Just look for the tortes section and or get to know a babushka and you will find the potato and eclairs that will make your taste buds dance…

After finding out what was in the dessert I realized that it lacked any ingredients that would make it a problem if not cooked. So I created my own recipe and I removed the cognac or brandy that most other recipes call for because I really dislike the taste of the potato when it is included…

Russian dessert cake called “Potato“.  Adding any nuts and raisin will make “The Potato” taste even better. These cakes are usually rolled in breadcrumbs but many times not rolled in anything at all. The result is amazing. You will surely appreciate the taste and flavor of these cakes…

Ingredients for Russian Potato:

* 1 1/4 lbs (600 g) Use any cookie, for that matter, even chocolate chips cookies work. Butter cookies are great. Just use a cheap store bought cookie and make life easier…
* 3 tablespoons cocoa
* 50 grams raisins (or dried prunes)
* 100 grams almond (or other nut)
* 1/2 cup (150 g) butter
* 1 can condensed milk

Cooking Instructions:

1. Grind cookies, raisins and almond nuts using a meat grinder, crush in a food processor or chop in a blender…

2. In a large bowl mix and combine butter, cocoa and condensed milk…

3. Then add ground up mixture of nuts, cookies and raisins. Mix everything well. It will produce a very thick almost clay like substance. That is exactly what you want…

4. Form little bars then you may or may not roll them in crumbled bread. I do not. I do sometimes roll them in more of the ground shortening cookies though and even in cinnamon…

5. Place in a fridge for half an hour and then serve. If stored for over night cover loosely in the fridge…

Yummy!

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: Yes you may add cognac or brandy to enhance these for your taste. A shot will do it, but maybe you need to add an extra cookie of two… 😉

These are very rich and perfect with a cup of hot tea and or coffee…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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