• Farmers Cheese Breakfast Fritters {Sirniki}

    March 31, 2015thecoffeebreak

    If you ask me to name one dish that comes in mind from my childhood memories, without a doubt it would be sirniki (seer-nee-kee). They were usually made on weekends or mornings when there was nowhere to rush, and enjoyed leisurely over the breakfast table. Ok, who am I kidding; they were gone as soon…

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  • Scenes of Scotland and Pelmeni Recipe {Russian Meat Dumplings}

    January 28, 2012thecoffeebreak

    The coffee aroma spread through the whole apartment. I was sitting in the kitchen with a hot, freshly brewed coffee in my hands.  I felt so calm. So blissful.   I always feel this way when my mom sits next to me. It doesn’t happen often enough so I try to soak up every moment…

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  • From palms to dandelions… and Walnut and Honey Cake (Medovik)

    May 6, 2011thecoffeebreak

    Update: Due to blogger technical problems, all your lovely comment are gone and I didn’t have a chance to answer to you. But I would like to say thank you for taking your time to stop by and leave a comment : ) THANK YOU! Coming back from the airport I could not but notice…

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  • Vinegret Salad

    June 9, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Vinegret is Russian salad consisting of cooked vegetables such as beets, potatoes and carrots and usually served as an appetizer. Classic vinegret salad is dressed with sunflower oil but it could be substitute with mayo. (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 large beets 3 large potatoes 3 medium carrots 3 pickles 1 small onion Salt, pepper to…

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  • Kulebyaka

    April 11, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Kulebyaka is traditional Russian pie with filling. The pie is made from yeast dough and generally contains of several layers like cabbage, buckwheat, hardboiled egg, fresh or dried fish, mushrooms, onions or minced meat. Pie is often cut into pieces, generously brushed with melted butter and usually served as a separate dish. Here is a…

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