No-baked mini-cakes “Kartoshka” with chestnuts and walnuts

Dairy products, Egg-free, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Desserts

During many years of Soviet Unions one of the most famous and favorite sweet was mini cakes called “kartoshka” (potato). It looked like potato and was made from the left-overs of biscuit used in round cakes production. The recipe consisted only few ingredients and it is obvious that many home cooks wanted to repeat it …

SMØRGÅSTORTA or bread cake

Festive dishes, Fish and seafood, Main dishes, Starters, Salads

So, the holidays are over and there is a pleasant aftertaste. It is a time to share our festive menu. After all, it is never too late to do this, because it is suitable for any event, not necessarily a New Year holiday. The dish is called SMØRGÅSTORTA or a sandwich cake.   Short description: …

Surimi salad in egg whites

Eggs, Festive dishes, Fish and seafood, Starters, Salads

Happy New Year, everyone! For me, the feeling of the holiday begins with the kitchen. Yes, yes, it is pre-holiday fuss, cutting and cooking salads, sandwiches, table layout, etc. Fills me with a sense of celebration. This brings me back to my childhood and youth, when my parents were busy fussing about this, and my …

Christmas cookies with “windows”

Egg-free, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Desserts

When the house is full of children’s laughter, joyful shouts and fun, it gives each holiday a special mood, returning us to our childhood. Especially this feeling is exacerbated in anticipation of the New Year, when my parents are with me. So what, that I am 37 years old, in the parental house – I …

Sponge roulade with cheese cream and berries

Dairy products, Eggs, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Fruits, Desserts

I love to cook cakes without any reason. Just when I am in a good mood, or want something sweet to eat, or simply to please my home inhabitants?. Sometimes it’s way to leave my thoughts in another, culinary world of dimensional spoons and scales, as desserts like precision. And how huge positive energy I …

Surimi rolls

Eggs, Festive dishes, Fish and seafood, Gluten-free, Starters, Salads

When you live in a country for a long time, over time you adopt a way of behavior and habits, including culinary ones, even those that at first seemed strange. I lived in Poland for a very long time, where Christmas is festively celebrated, gifts are given to everyone, and tables are bursting with various …

Surimi salad in cucumber baskets

Egg-free, Festive dishes, Fish and seafood, Vegetarian, Starters, Salads

If you’ve ever been on celebration of Russian New Year or you are from Japan, than for sure you know what it is “SURIMI“. The funny part is that even sometimes surimi is called as “crab sticks”, it generally contains no crab (other than a tiny amount of crab extract that is sometimes added for …

Santa Claus Bread

Dairy products, Eggs, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Vegetarian, Pancakes, mini-pies, muffins, Pies, tarts, casserole

A parent can move mountains for their children, or twist the beard of Santa Claus 🙂 The result: children are delighted, parents are happy. And the festive mood is gaining momentum. Fresh out of the oven a new bread recipe for the New Years! And what a scent it has !!!!!!