Russian Desserts

Potato Cakes (Army Porridge) Recipe

Potato cakes

Potato cakes have the same recipe as army porridge, which was invented by Russian soldiers. This porridge is the favorite sweet dainty of Russian soldiers. In civilian society, the potato cakes which actually is sausages molded from the "army porridge", is also popular and can be found in confectionery department of almost every Russian store.

Sirniki Recipe


Sirniki (also written as syrniki) is a dish of Russian cuisine, they made of cottage cheese. Usually, sirniki are fried with oil in pan.

Hvorost Recipe


There are many recipes of hvorost. Almost every family brings something special in it. The dough is often kneaded with vodka, cognac, kefir, sour cream, etc. The simplest (classical) dough recipe for hvorost consists of flour, eggs and sugar.

Blini (Pancakes) Recipe


There are a lot of recipes for blini (pancakes), as well as for hvorost. Blini (also written as bliny) is the main attribute of Maslenitsa (Shrovetide, the Pancake festival or Pancake week). Maslenitsa is celebrated one week before Lent, seven weeks before Easter.

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