Category Archive: Desserts

“Sochniki” – Sweet Cheese Cookies/Patties

Ingredients for dough: 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar  200 g (7 oz) sour cream 150 g butter, soft 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 3 cups flour + 1/2 cup on a board   Ingredients for filling: 1 lb (or more) farmer cheese 1 tsp vanilla a pinch of salt 1 egg  3 tbsp sour cream  1 …

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Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 125 g unsalted butter 1 cup poppy seeds 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup flour ½ to 1 cup nuts – optional Preparation: In a small pot, put poppy seeds and about 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, boil for 5 minutes. Turn heat …

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Double-baked Almond Croissants

You will need: 1 pack of 24 small or 12 large croissants  Sliced almonds Filling ingredients: 1.5 cup almond flour  1 cup sugar powder 125 g or 1 stick butter, soft 0.5 tsp almond extract (optional) 0.5 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 1 tsp cocoa (optional) 2 eggs For syrup: 0/5 cup water 1 tbsp sugar or …

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Delicious Filled Crescent Rolls

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/2 lb margarine or butter or shortening 1/2 tsp baking soda  1-2 tsp lemon juice flour, approximately 3  cups Preparation: Combine 2 cups of flour and margarine. Grind by hands to small pieces. Mix baking soda and lemon juice for reaction. Add mixture and sour cream to the flour/margarine. Mix …

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Sugar Cookies

Yesterday I made cookies for my son’s school fund raiser. I’ve chosen one recipe from my very first recipe book that I started years ago in Ukraine.  That was originally Nuts Sugar Cookies, but for sake of possible nut allergies, I decided to do them without nuts. Instead, I glazed them making such beautiful colorful …

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Sweet Rice with Prunes

Ingredients: 2 cup white rice 5 large eggs 1 cup sugar (or less) 10 oz (300 g) butter, melted 1 tsp salt 3 cups milk, warm Prunes Directions: Rinse the rice. Combine and mix the rice, eggs, sugar, butter, salt, and milk, then transfer to a cast iron pot (or any other). Put into preheated …

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Pirozhki – Fried Rolls – Quick and Easy

It took for me only 35 minutes today to make these delicious fried rolls. Of course, my Kitchen Aid mixer helped me to save some time of preparation. Dough Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp active dry yeast 3 1/4 cup flour Oil …

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Zucchini Nut Bread

Many years ago I’ve received a card in my mail with a Banana Nut Bread recipe. I’ve used that recipe many times and it was delicious.  Recently, having an excess of zucchini and squash from my little backyard garden, I’ve decided to use them in this recipe instead of bananas.  It turned out delicious as well. …

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Fluffy Mini Cheescakes

I’ve found this recipe at Food Lovers and tried it making today. It is very similar to another recipe I use for years (I’ll post it soon, too), but the main difference is that these mini cheesecakes are baked in decorative muffin mold (use a regular one if there’s no decorative available). These cuties just came out …

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Strawberry with Sour Cream Dessert

This recipe was made by my grandmother who is still with us at age of 90.  She was an amazing cook although she never used a recipe book! She cooked her food in a unique way and it was always SUPER DELICIOUS! One of those never written in a cookbook recipes is still my favorite …

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Cottage Cheese Stuffed Apples

This is very simple and healthy dessert you can make any time. Ingredients: 3 medium apples 4 tbsp cottage cheese Sugar to taste Pinch of salt   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cut the stem out of the apple and hollow out the center. In a cup, mash the …

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Easter Bread

It’s just a time to bake a home made sweet Easter bread. One of such a recipe is offered below: Ingredients: 2 cups milk, warm 1 1/2 tbsp dry east 6 eggs, large 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 7 oz (200 grams) butter, melted 5 – 6 (or more) cups flour, white 2 …

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