Is not everyone in a hurry to the desert? Oh, sorry, you said Russian desserts? Well, if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place. Russia is a huge country with a lot of different cultural influences. As a result, there are plenty of delicious treats to enjoy. Want to see how many? Check out our list of 17 authentic Russian desserts, all delicious, and most of them can be made with ingredients you already have at home!
When we first thought about our list of Russian desserts, we were not sure people would know all their. Well, we were wrong. You will see Bellini (not to be confused with Bellini) on the breakfast tables up and down the country. True, they may be slightly larger than the traditional format.
what are we talking about? Well, pancakes, of course! These little pancakes are served in a pile and are a little less invigorating than your traditional pancakes.
However, there are some subtle differences. While butter pancakes use a mixture of acidic acid and baking soda to get their swelling, Bellinis do it in a slightly different way.
They are, in fact, made with yeast. When it heats up, it causes the formation of small carbon dioxide bubbles. What this means in terms of taste are super airy but super small Russian pancakes.
You may already be familiar with this Russian dessert as well. You might be forgiven for thinking it’s a Jewish dessert. This is true, but there is a significant crossroads because Russia has a large Jewish community. However, this dish snatched the border from Poland (another country with a large Jewish community).
If you have not tried your rug before, take it as a sort of hybrid between chocolate pancakes, croissants and Danish. It’s a triangle of peeling puff pastry topped with chocolate sauce (yes, we cheat and use Nutella) before rolling it into a crescent sausage shape.
After baking, you finish with a layered dessert that works wonderfully with a large tablespoon of heavy cream.
Never eaten kartoshka before? Think again. This is the Russian version of ‘Cake Pops’. As long as non-baking recipes go, it must be one of our favorites.
We use broken cookies combined with a little condensed milk, melted butter and sugar. If you want to try the adult version, it’s probably authentic to include just a drop (okay, splash) of Russian vodka.
Did you know that the German, English and Russian kings in the early 19th centuryGod’ Did all the cousins share the same grandmother? As a result, there is a significant crossover of kitchens! Maybe you also know this cake by another name … Icebox Cake! It’s actually super easy to make, provided you have a large cake pan.
The pan is usually lined with a mixture of slices of bread or biscuits before adding it with a fruit filling or custard. The traditional Russian cake uses bread (rumor has it that stale bread makes the best Charlotte) and apple sauce. See it a bit like a Russian apple pie.
If you think the name of this dessert sounds a bit Yiddish, it’s because like many of the 17 Russian desserts on our list, it is is doing There is a Jewish influence. We love this dessert for several reasons, mainly because it is so easy to make.
how is it?
We would say that is actually quite similar to egg patty. It’s a mixture of ceramic egg yolks, a huge amount of sugar, plus something naughty, like rum … or, in this case, vodka. We see this as an undefined ‘adult-only’ flap.
It is easy to prepare because it became very popular in Russia during the communist era, when imported dessert items and many other ingredients became difficult to obtain. About two egg yolks and three tablespoons of sugar is all it takes! If you want to pimp your Google mogul, you can add a few things to it. In true Russian style, we add some honey along with raisins and rum. Warm and delicious!
We know what you’re thinking. No, that’s not the name of a Russian president! At one point in history, Russia was the world’s leading producer of wheat. As a result, it is not surprising to find something made from oats in our list of 17 Russian desserts! Move aside a boring breakfast. This is not old porridge. It is packed full of delicious things.
We prepare ours with chopped and roasted walnuts, some dried apricots and raisins, not to mention some honey. And we do not stop there. We top the mixture in the cream before baking in a hot oven until the top gets a thick brown skin. You can really turn it into a layered dessert, much like a fruity porridge lasagna! Try this. This is a rare treat that can be eaten hot but equally delicious cold.
The dominant religion in Russia is Orthodox Christianity. You will not often see holy bread served as a dessert. This is a great example. Kolich is traditionally prepared around Easter time. It is no different a million miles from the Italian Pantone, except that it is not traditionally served for Christmas. It’s also a little more crowded.
It is usually served as a layered cake with three separate pieces. After baking each part, it is piled on top of the previous one before it finds dust in powdered sugar. It’s entirely up to you if you want a Russian priest to jump in and bless him. However, it’s so delicious, it’s probably going to disappear by the time he gets there.
It must be one of the best on our list. If you want to make just one Russian dessert, give it a try (unless you want to get drunk, then Kugel Mugel is for you). This is a light cake stacked in delicious layers with a cream, honey and condensed milk filling. The idea with this cake is that it hardens a bit and is musty on the outside, while the center stays bright and airy.
We need to be honest. The preparation of this cake does take time because it can contain many layers, which must be baked separately before assembling into the finished product. Oh, and top tip, you are not there is Be completely authentic and let it go hard from the outside.
Did the word above remind you of pastilles? This is because it actually has the same root and gives you a good idea about this Russian dessert.
To be honest, it’s a bit like a Turkish delight and is created by compressing dried fruit paste into a kind of gelatinous ball. The type of fruit varies nowadays, but in the past used nail birds that grow only in colder climates (like northern Russia). The mixture was mixed with egg whites and honey or sugar to prevent it from becoming too bitter.
You may have a hard time finding them nowadays, but there is an occasional Russian recipe around. If you want something similar, check out our ‘Zephyr’ offer below.
A breakup sounds like something else … what could it be? Oh, that’s it, Pirouji. Again these two Russian desserts have the same root word. You will find both pirouettes and pirouettes throughout Russia and Eastern Europe.
Both Russia and Poland are Slavic countries, and the word disintegration is loosely translated as ‘banquet’ or ‘banquet’. These can be served as a savory dish or as a sweet dish.
Sweet fillings include cheese or spicy meat. But it is not suitable for Russian dessert, so we would suggest instead to go for a more traditional sweet cream, chopped nuts or honey. Pirog comes in different sizes. Traditionally they were a large hand cake, but they moved to smaller sizes to allow for multiple fillings (this prevented the Russians from fighting at the dining table).
This is a wonderful Russian dessert to serve at dinners. It really looks like a sausage. Your guests can help themselves to a slice of some rings whenever they like! It’s chewy, plump, and just a little chocolatey. The best thing is that it does not have too many ingredients.
We combine delicious things like chopped nuts, dried fruit and some disassembled oreos to make a different Russian dessert with each slice.
Think of a small crescent-shaped pastry filled with sweet cream, chopped nuts or honey … sounds familiar. Look again at the name of this Russian dessert. Does that sound like something else? That’s right, they are, in fact, is very Similar to a break!
In fact, it is he Same dessert, the only difference is the size. In fact, when we think about it, it’s literally the Russian spelling of pirogi!
During the Soviet era, goods like sugar were not always available, so the Russians were forced to improvise. This is why you will see honey appear as such a crucial ingredient in so many Russian desserts. This is no exception. In free translation, this word means ‘spicy cake’, but locally, the Russians just call it ‘honey bread’.
The texture is very similar to ginger, but that’s where the resemblance ends because it does not contain ginger and instead uses honey as the main flavor ingredient. It can be served in many different ways. You will often find huge bars from it in Russian stores. Still, the home-baked version is traditionally served as small bite-sized balls with liberal powdered sugar.
Have you ever tried to milk a bird? No, neither do we. However, the literal translation of this dessert is’ Birds milk cake! You will find that it is one of the most popular Russian desserts there is. You will find it in the shape of a bar and also in the shape of a cake. The base of this dish is a light, airy and sweet cream center surrounded by a layer of moist sponge (in England it is called Swiss Roll). The center is also a bit chewy with a consistency almost like gelatin.
The Russians use agar syrup to give it this consistency while cooking and then stabilize and thicken and become quite stiff. As for where the ‘bird milk’ goes into it, we have no idea!
If you want to get a donut in Russia, you’ll be in luck. However, let us offer you one of these instead. Vatrushka is smooth bagel, smooth donut, and is super tasty. It is not stuffed like a donut, so the shape is where the imagination ends. Instead, you’ll find it topped with fruit compote or the occasional sweetened cream cheese with some chopped nuts.
The dough itself is also interesting. It is full of sugar, which helps feed the yeast inside it, causing them to swell and swell massively in size. One thing is for sure with this Russian dessert. It is very, is very Filling, so if you’re feeding an audience, it might be the one to go for.
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Remember how we said you would struggle to find a pastilla? Well, that’s the answer. Zephyr is quite similar in some respects. First, it is also made with fruit puree. Second, it also contains sugar and egg white. The difference is that it is slightly more ‘defined’. This is achieved by adding agar syrup or, more recently, gelatin.
If you have ever eaten macaroni, you will have a good idea about the texture of this Russian dessert. It’s very chewy but also quite light as well.
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Well, our list of 17 Russian desserts should leave you spoiled for choice. Some are completely Russian. Others may have been borrowed from neighboring countries, but we can tell you that they are all absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. What was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.