Tag: breakfast (Page 3 of 7)
Flaky Kefir BiscuitsNovember 23rd, 2013 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
It was a bit unusual for me to learn that name for this kind of flaky breakfast breads is “biscuits”, at least this is what they are called here in US.
There are variations of biscuits prepared with milk, or buttermilk, my recipe uses kefir. Kefir consistency may vary, for more thick kefir you may need to use more than a cup. For better results, use butter and kefir cooled down directly from fridge.
Flaky kefir biscuits taste perfect when served warm with a slice of butter, for breakfast or brunch.
Pumpkin and Millet PorridgeOctober 19th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
I think pumpkin porridge (“garbuzova kasha” or “tykvennaja kasha”) is somewhat unusual dish in this part of the globe.
But it is quite popular in slavic world. My grandma always cooked it at fall, with milk and millet and, of course, pumpkin.
Raisins are nice addition to the recipe, all though they are optional, so are walnuts or dried apricots.
Cooking millet may take some time (and liquid). If you need to speed things up a bit, rinse millet seeds in couple of changes of warm water, or even let them soak in water for some time before cooking.
Scrambled Eggs with Ham and TomatoesAugust 10th, 2013 in Eggs, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
I just realized that my website doesn’t have any scrambled egg recipes published by now. So here is an attempt to fix this issue.
Obviously, this recipe is good for breakfast or brunch, or just for any time when you need to fix something to eat fast. Amount of ingredients is good for 2 portions.
You can use ham, just like I did, or canadian bacon, or hot dogs, or another kind of sausage you like. Taste will be slightly different.
Cottage Cheese PancakesMarch 16th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
This is my attempt to adjust russian fresh pancake recipe to use domestic ingredients. Main ingredient – russian fresh white cheese – has much thicker consistency than cottage cheese which you can usually buy in the store.
By the advice of one of this blog readers, I tried cottage cheese produced by Friendship brand and the result turned out pretty good. Main challenge was to find a proper amount of flour, with about half of cup pancakes turned out very tender, but not too hard to handle.
If pancakes break when you try to flip them, make them smaller, these will be easier to handle. Enjoy for breakfast of brunch!
Chicken and Celery Salad SandwichFebruary 23rd, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dishes, Salads by Julia Volhina
Yeast Pancakes (Russian Oladi)September 22nd, 2012 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Using yeast in batter is pretty common in Russian cuisine. They not only make batter fluffy but gives it a distinctive taste.
Yeast are very picky about temperature: if it is too cold yeast will not start fermenting and if it is too hot yeast will die. Temperature of mixture should be warm and stable.
That is why I usually set my plastic mixing bowl in a cooking pot filled with hot water and I make sure bowl doesn’t touch water so it isn’t too hot to ensure comfortable conditions for yeast to ferment.
Consistency of the oladi batter should be a bit more stiff than kefir. If you fry pancakes and they don’t rise upon frying that may mean the batter is too liquid, to fix it mix in a bit more flour and let batter rise for 10-15 mins before trying again.
Kefir CrepesMay 12th, 2012 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Kefir based crepes have more tender than milk based ones, but they are also harder to do.
Amount of flour to use will depend on thickness of the kefir you have (an that will vary based on brand), somewhere between 2 cups and 2 and half that is what I usually use. If you have choice – use more runny kefir.
There are couple of things you can do if crepes tear when you try to flip them: one of them is to add more flour – but that will not work good if kefir you are using is too thick, then you can put more eggs, and the last resort it to use smaller skillet – then flipping will be easier.