Green Pea, Radishes and Feta Salad. Perfect for spring. Try to find fresh Bulgarian feta for this one.
These Russian crepe-like pancakes called bliny are traditionally made during the Maslenitsa week and served with sour cream, caviar, jelly, etc.
Quiche Lorraine: a classic
Olivier: The Russian Salad. No winter festive table can do without it. Eggs. potatoes, peas, pickles and mayo = tasty combination.
Fudgy Brownies with Eggnog Ice Cream, eggnog flavor works great with dark chocolate
Easy-To-Make Dough for Christmas cookies, to decorate or sandwich together with jam
Honey Layer Cake with whipped cream, sour cream filling, and cream cheese frosting
Peanut Butter Cookies. Classic.
Call them Russian tea cookies, Mexican wedding cookies or even Pecan Sandies - they will be great regardless
Farmer Cheese Pancakes - Syrniki, taste of cheesecake and pancakes, the ultimate Russian comfort food
Pumpkin Soup. If you think you can't eat another bite of anything pumpkin: peanut butter, ginger & sesame will make you change your mind
Homemade Pickles, cucumbers actually brined in carbonated water making them crunchy and salty
Pomegranate Gelato, inspired by trip to Naples, creamy, slightly tangy, with zing of pomegranate liqueur
Banoffee Tartlets: toffee + bananas + coffee whipped cream + sugared almonds = winning combination. Had to make twice this week.
Tres Leches - 'three milks' where the cake is soaked with cream, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and rum, then covered in meringue. Bring it on!
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. Almost no flour, not too sweet and very European.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Part of my series on classic American baking.
Upside Down Plum Cake. Strikingly beautiful but easy to make. Serve with whipped cream; it will offset the tart and sweet plums nicely.
Crescent Cookies. Made with pecans, but any kind of nut will work, really. Here today, gone the next morning...
Black Bottom Pie. It looks gorgeous, it is incredibly easy to make, and it has an awesome name!
Eggplant "caviar": the Russian answer to Italian caponata :). Crack an egg in for a complete protein-and-vegetables meal.
Peach and Apricot Galette. Warm and ever so slightly tart. Must be eaten with vanilla ice cream. Easy, easy to make.
Borsch. Russian comfort food: hot, thick, tart, with rich chicken broth that carries vegetables and herbs, mellowed out with sour cream.