Kulich Easter Bread Dupe

Kulich Russian Easter Bread dupe is Panettone Italian Christmas cake

Easter is coming and I just wanted to share this idea as I thought someone may find it useful for the future. Russian Kulich bread (Kulich cake) recipe for Easter is very similar to the recipe of Italian Panettone. Of course, you can make and bake your own Kulich if you are good at baking (I am not so good). Baking Kulich is not an easy venture; it takes time, patience and skill. That is why I find Panettone to be a perfect alternative to Russian Easter bread Kulich. So grab a Panettone at a post-Christmas sale and keep it secret and safe until Easter!

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Tinned Salmon Soup

Tinned (canned) salmon soup recipe

This quick and simple soup made of tinned (canned) salmon was not unusual in my childhood. It is not a fancy meal, but a simple and inexpensive family fix for a working day, when you haven’t got much time on hand for more complicated recipes. Despite being a budget recipe, tinned salmon soup is rather tasty, filling and satisfying with good nutrition profile for protein and good carbohydrates. And with all the choice of ingredients around today you can make it even better than it was back in my childhood. Below is the Russian / Soviet style tinned salmon soup recipe and how to make it even better.

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Buckwheat porridge

Buckwheat porridge recipe

Recently buckwheat has been praised as a super food. While the Western world is re-discovering buckwheat and falling in love with its health benefits, it has long been a favourite staple food in Russia. To Russia buckwheat was introduced from Greece, hence the Russian name for it is Grechka,  Grechikha or Grechnevaya kasha (buckwheat porridge). Scroll down for the buckwheat porridge recipes, including stove, microwave, crock pot and even no-cook in food flask method.  Continue reading

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Homemade gravlax: cured salted salmon

Home-made gravlax: cured salted salmon
Home-made gravlax: cured salted salmon

Cured salted salmon is very famous and widely eaten in Russia, especially as a festive and party food. Traditionally gravlax is made with the whole salmon fillet and takes several days but our recipes are for quick and easy methods of making salted cured salmon at home. By slicing the fish before the curing salting process you cut off the preparation time by days! See our 6 hour salmon salting/curing recipe and 1 hour salmon salting/brining recipe.

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Klukovka – home made cranberry vodka

Klukovka – home made Russian cranberry vodka
Klukovka – home made Russian cranberry vodka

Are you ready for the festive season? And the festive season in Russia could not happen without booze! But there again, where can it? As this is a Russian food blog, I guess, we must follow!

I know, you think ‘vodka’ when it comes to Russia’s most popular alcoholic drink. But let’s talk about some ‘girl-y version’ of vodka: sweet, bright coloured and tasty! Like ‘klukovka’ – vodka infused with cranberries. It is sweet and tangy and very nice but be careful as it’s still rather strong and can get you in trouble if you feel too festive and let yourself get carried away with klukovka.
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