Tag: milk (Page 2 of 4)
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.
Chicken Kiev CutletsAugust 31st, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is one of recipes of ukrainian cuisine, after all it is named after capital of Ukraine – Kiev / Kyiv, but it is pretty popular through rest of former USSR countries.
Chicken Kiev is no ordinary recipe, but definitely one worth time spent: tender chicken meat folded around herb butter, covered in breadcrumbs and egg batter and cooked.
The trick is to fold meat and coat cutlets in batter in a way that herb butter doesn’t leak through holes while deep frying.
Potato and Mushroom Stuffed DumplingsMarch 9th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
I am maybe getting old: firstly I was putting off this recipe for far too long, secondly after I finished up with assembling these dumplings, I could feel my back.
Nevertheless here is recipe: ukrainian handmade dumplings stuffed with potato and mushroom mix.
You can boil them as soon as they are assembled, or you can freeze them up and boil right before serving. No thawing in necessary.
Already boiled dumplings can be warmed up on a skillet with a bit of butter.
Fried Chicken Liver with OnionsFebruary 16th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Dusting chicken liver with flour and frying it with onions is perhaps easiest way to cook it.
Step of soaking live in milk can be skipped; it is optional, but it helps to reduce bitter taste liver may have.
The best side dish for this one, to my opinion, is plain boiled potato or potato puree.
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.
Cauliflower and Chicken SoupAugust 18th, 2012 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Unusual soup (at least for me): cauliflower florets and with tender chicken boiled in chicken broth and milk thickened with semolina flour.
It requires much less work to prepare that usual soup do: boil chicken and cauliflower and wait until they all become soft to taste. Not much peeling, blanching, slicing, dicing, etc.
You can adjust thickness of the soup by varying amount of water, milk and semolina flour. Add mozzarella directly to a serving bowl if you like taste of melted cheese, or skip it all together if you want to make soup skinnier.
Vanilla CustardMarch 10th, 2012 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
I use vanilla custard to fill eclairs and cream puffs. It is easy to do (just don’t forget to stir) and tastes delicious!
This custard can also be spread thin dry layers of multi-layer cakes such as “Napoleon”.
Vanilla custard calls for egg yolks, so you can find these recipes which call for egg whites somewhat useful.