Zefir – Russian Marshmallows

Zefir Russian Marshmallows


Zefir is a confectionery made from sugar and egg whites. They are a cross between marshmallows and meringues.

Preparation Time: 1 hr
Makes about 30

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Prunes with Walnuts and Chocolate

Walnut stuffed prunes in sour cream

Черносливы с Грецкими орехами и Шоколадом

A deliciously simple dessert which combines juicy sweet prunes stuffed with walnuts in a sweet sour cream sauce.

Preparation time: From 30 mins to 3.5 hrs Serves 4


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Russian Gingerbread



Russian gingerbread, dates back to at least the 1500s, and is spicy and chewy. It can be made in many shapes and is traditionally embossed with patterns from a wooden press.After trying the bought ones, which are delicious, I decided to see if I could replicate them myself. This recipe comes really close and is equally as delicious.

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Chestnut Biscuits


Каштановые Бисквиты

This recipe has been translated from Russian. The name comes from their resemblance to chestnuts, especially when they are broken in half. They are easy to make. Even the kids can join in making the dough balls.

Preparation time: 30 - 40 mins

Makes about: 30 - 40 biscuits

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Adapted from a recipe presented in Catherine Cheremeteff Jones’ book ‘A year of Russian Feasts’

Preparation time: approx. 1 hr 30 Cooking time about 5 mins

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Crimean Cream

Крымские Сливки

A delightful light dessert that is easy to make and tastes great.

Preparation time: 2 1/2 hrs

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Natalya’s Ladushki



This recipe is from my friend Natalya. She never uses exact measurements or follows a recipe, however they always turn out deliciously and are eaten as fast as she makes them.

Preparation time:About 30 mins

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Choux Pastries filled with Coffee Bechamel


Печенья Трубочек из теста заполнились Бешамель Кофе

This recipe draws its inspiration from the well known Russian cook and prolific recipe author, Elena Molokhovets. She lived and wrote in the 18th Century, a time when well-to-do Russian families could afford to employ French cooks who in turn influenced Russian palettes and culinary history.

Preparation time approx. 2 hrs

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Russian Doughnuts

russian doughnuts


Russian doughnuts or ponchiki, are made in the shape of round rings. They may have originally come to Russia from Poland.

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Rolling dough


Use this recipe to make the dough for the Traditional Russian Pirozhki

Preparation Time: 4-6 hrs 

Makes 1kg

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Traditional Pirozhki with Beef and Cabbage Fillings

Traditional Russian Pirozhki

Традиционные Пирожки с Заполнениями Говядины и Капусты

There are is nothing more delicious than fresh pirozhki straight from the oven. Pirog is a Russian pie, pirozhki is the plural form.

Preparation Time: 1.5+ hrs (excl. doughmaking)   Makes about 20

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