“Tsar” Schi

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 06/18/2017 - 06:38.

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb beef with bone
1 lb smoked ribs
2 shallot onion
2 carrots
½ red sweet pepper
4 potatoes
1,5 lb sauerkraut
3 tomatoes (or ½ lb tomato sauce)
bay leaf, garlic, black pepper, salt, greens and sour cream on your taste

For dough (for 1 pot):

¼ frozen sweet butter, grated
1 egg
2 tbsp sour cream


Wash meat and ribs.
Make a meat broth: bring ½ gallon of water to boil, add meat and ribs, bring to boil and set to low heat. Add 1 onion and 1 carrot, 1 bay leaf, black pepper.

Close with a lid and cook for an hour.

Slice sauerkraut thinly and add to broth.

Chop carrot and onion, cook on the skillet (the vegetables have to retain their color.)

Add sliced skinless tomatoes or tomato sauce to the skillet, cook for 1 minute, then add to pan with broth.

Wash, peel and slice potato, add to soup.

Cook for about 15 minutes.

Make a dough: mix all ingredients for dough to get a mild, elastic dough, and make a dough ball.

Cut greens (parsley, dill, celery) and garlic.

Pour soup in 4 pots. Add greens to the pots.

Heat the oven until 360 F.

Roll the dough into 4 parts.

Close pots with dough “lids”.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the dough looks golden.

Take out pots from the oven, let stand for 5 minutes, take off “lids”.

Serve with sour cream.

White Okroshka

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 06/18/2017 - 06:28.


2 medium potatoes
1 L kefir (buttermilk)
5 hardboiled eggs
1 bunch green onions
0.5 lb ham
5 medium Persian cucumbers (or 2 English cucumbers)
1 bunch radish
1 tbsp salt


Wash and peel potatoes.

Cut them into small cubes, put in an enameled saucepan, pour 2 cups boiled water, and bring to boil.

Boil for about 5 minutes, then set heating off.

Cut green onions (green and white parts separately), and put white part pieces into blender, add salt and yolks, and blend. Add potatoes and potato broth into blender, and blend together.

Cut radish into half-rings.

Peel cucumbers, and cut into small cubes.

Cut ham into small cubes.

Grate egg whites.

Put the prepared vegetables, ham, and grated whites into the saucepan with potato broth, and pour kefir (or buttermilk) in.

Put onions-yolks-potato mix from the blender into the saucepan.

Mix all together well, cover the saucepan with a lid, and place in a refrigerator.

Serve the soup cold.


This is one of a huge number of Russian, cold, summer soups, very popular in hot weather.
The name “Okroshka” is from the Russian word “very small pieces”, because all the ingredients have to be cut into small pieces.

Salad Vinaigrette with Meat and Egg

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:10.


7 oz (200 g) boiled beef fillet
2 hard-boiled egg
1 medium beetroot
1 medium carrot
3 medium potato
4-5 gherkin
3.5 oz (100 g) sauerkraut
2 tsp spicy tomato sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 spring onion
Salt on your taste


Boil a beetroot, a carrot, and potatoes to a readiness.

Chill, peel, and cut all of them into medium cubes.

Cut gherkins and a sauerkraut.

Cut a meat into small cubes.

Blend a vegetable oil and a tomato sauce.

Stir vegetables, the meat, sauerkraut, and gherkins.

Pour a sauce on top, add a salt, and stir well.

Slice eggs into rounds, and cover a salad.

Chop a spring onion, and sprinkle the salad.

Let to sit for about 10-15 minutes, and serve.

Egg-Garlic Stalks Salad

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:04.


4 egg, hard-boiled
2 garlic clove
10 young garlic stalk
1 spring onion stalk
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
Salt on your taste


Peel eggs, and cut them into small cubes.

Chop garlic and spring onions stalks thinly.

Peel a garlic, and press it.

Blend a sour cream and a mayonnaise.

Stir all ingredients together thoroughly.

Chicken Liver with Vegetable Puree

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:45.


17.5 oz (500 g) chicken liver
7 fl oz (200 mL) whipping cream
2 medium onion
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp lard
Ground black pepper and salt on your taste

For puree:

½ celery root
3 medium potatoes
1 leek stalk
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and ground pepper on your taste


De-freeze chicken livers if necessary, then wash them, and cut into medium pieces.

Dry out, and roll with a flour.

Pre-heat a skillet with a lard (or a bacon).

Peel onions, cut into small cubes, and stir-fry with the lard for about 5 minutes, on a medium-low heating.

Put the liver pieces into the skillet, and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes more.

Pour a whipping cream into skillet, add a salt and a pepper, and simmer for 10 more minutes under a lid.

Meanwhile, make a vegetable puree.

Peel a celery root, leaks, and potatoes, and cut into medium pieces.

Boil vegetables until a readiness on a low heating, under a lid.

Note: You may cook the vegetables in a microwave.

Blend all puree ingredients together.

To serve, put some tablespoons of puree on a plate, and a portion of cooked chicken livers on top.

Lazy Schi

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:40.


17.5 oz (500 g) white cabbage, shredded
3 potatoes1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sour cream
Salt on your taste


Press a shredded cabbage by hands, to make it softer and juicier.

Peel potatoes, wash, and cut them into small cubes.

Put the cabbage into a sauce-pan with a hot water, and bring to boil.

Put the potatoes into the sauce-pan, add a salt, and boil for about 20-25 minutes.

After 20 minutes, stir-fry a flour with a butter in a skillet, and put the fried flour into sauce-pan.

Stir well.

Turn a heating off.

Put a sour cream into sauce-pan, and stir well one more time.

Let to sit for 10 minutes (or more) under a lid, and serve.

Preserve from rose petals

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:14.


16.5 oz (500 g) rose petals
43 oz (1.2 – 1.3 Kg) sugar
2 lemon
8 fl oz (200 mL) water


Cut-off white parts of petals.

Put the petals into a colander, and pour a boiling water on top, to wash all petals.

Then, put the colander into an icy cold water, to cover all petals.

Repeat boiling water and icy cold water 3 times, and let to drip water (press if necessary).

Press a juice from lemons, and stir it with 7 oz (200 g) sugar.

Put petals into a glass (or enameled) sauce-pan, and stir with the lemon juice with sugar.

Cover with a lid, and let to sit for about 6 hours in a room temperature.

In an other glass, or enameled, sauce-pan, boil a syrup:

Stir a leftover of the sugar with 8 fl oz water, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam if necessary.

Put petals with juice into the syrup, stir well, and boil for about 15 minutes over a low heating.

A preserve is ready, when all petals go down.

Pour the preserve into cans, and cover tightly.

Children's Omelet

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:03.


2.5 oz (80 g) milk
1 tsp melted butter
4 quail egg


Whip quail eggs with a melted butter.

In a small sauce-pan, bring a milk to boil.

Pour whipped eggs in a thin trickle into the milk.

Cover the sauce-pan with a lid, and cook an omelet for 2-3 minutes on a low heating.

Place it on a plate, and decorate with fruits, or vegetables.


To make an adult dish, increase a number of quail eggs.

Zucchini's cutlets

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:49.


17.5 oz (500 g) zucchini
2 egg
5 tbsp flour
3 tbsp oat flakes
2 onion
3 garlic clove
Fresh greens (dill, parsley, …) on your taste
Ground black pepper and salt on your taste
Vegetable oil for frying


Wash zucchini, peel if necessary, and grate on a large grater.

Let a juice to drip pressing from all sides.

Keep the juice!

Peel onions, wash, and chop into very small pieces.

Press a garlic.

Wash and chop greens.

Stir all ingredients except a vegetable oil.

Add the juice if a mixture is too thick.

Shape cutlets using 2 tablespoons.

Fry cutlets with a boiling vegetable oil, some minutes on both sides.

Cooking time depends on cutlet's size.

Serve with a sour cream, or with a mushroom sauce.


Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:57.


For dough:
35 oz (1 Kg) flour
11.5 fl oz (300 mLl) milk
2 egg
1 pack yeast
5 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
10 tbsp flour

For stuffing:
5.2 oz (150 g) ground beef
5.2 oz (150 g) ground pork
1 medium onion
Salt and ground pepper on your taste


Stir 1.7 fl oz (50 mL) a warm water, yeasts, and 1 tbsp sugar.

Let to sit for 10-15 minutes in a warm place.

In a large bowl, blend 7 fl oz (200 mL) warm water, a milk, eggs, a vegetable oil, leftovers of sugar, and a salt together.

Add 32 oz a flour tablespoonfully, continuing blending while a consistency becomes like one of a thick sour cream.

Pour yeasts with water into the bowl, stir fast.

Cover bowl with a towel, and set into a warm place for about 1.5 hour.

Then, add 3-3.5 oz flour, and knead a dough.

Let to sit 1 more hour.

For a stuffing, chop onions thinly. Stir a ground beef, a ground pork, a salt, a pepper, the chopped onions, and 3.5 fl.oz (100 mL) icy cold water.

Divide the dough into 18-20 pieces, roll every piece into a round with 1/3” (1 cm) a thickness.

Put 1/20 part of stuffing in centers of the rounds.

Pinch borders, and make small pies 1/2” thickness (about 1.5 cm) on a table sprinkled with 10 tbsp flour.

Fry the pies in a boiling oil for about 7-10 minutes, pouring the boiling oil on top sometimes.

Serve hot or warm.