Red Borscht

Red Borscht is a tasty sour soup from Ukraine. It consists of stewed beetroot, potatoes and vegetables, which are topped with herbs and copious amounts of sour cream. Preparation time: 30 minutes Infusion time: At least 3 hours, preferably overnight Cooking time: Just over 2 hours Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the broth: 3Continue reading “Red Borscht”

Vispipuuro

This fruity and fluffy Finnish porridge is vegan and can be eaten for breakfast, dessert or as a snack! Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Cooling time: 60 minutes Serves: 3 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 800ml/8dl/1½ pints/3⅓ cups of water 280g/10oz/2 cups of lingonberries, cranberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries Pinch of saltContinue reading “Vispipuuro”

Draniki

Making these Belarussian potato pancakes is quite labour-intensive, but the end result is hearty, satisfying and tasty- perfect for a winter evening and well worth the effort. Ingredients 2 yellow onions Vegetable oil 30g/1oz/1 cup of dried wild mushrooms (or 150g/5oz/2 cups of fresh mushrooms) A pinch of fresh dill Salt and pepper 700g/25oz/4 mediumContinue reading “Draniki”

Бефстроганов (Beef Stroganoff)

History Beef Stroganoff seems to have been popularized in the late 19th century. It likely takes its name from the Stroganovs, an enormously wealthy and influential Russian family who were first ennobled in the 15th century, but its exact origins and its connections with the Stroganovs are a bit murky. In the 19th century, theContinue reading “Бефстроганов (Beef Stroganoff)”