Desserts

The desserts of Eurasia are often unabashedly fat-heavy, but derive most of their sweetness and distinctive flavors from the honey and wild berries found in that great landmass. One remarkable exception to this are Caucasian deserts, which are often focused on fruit and nuts with fats being considerably rarer. All cultures in this part of the world will traditionally drink tea with dessert – or sometimes as dessert.

Syrniki: Not Your Average Cheese Cake

Сырники (Syrniki) are cottage cheese griddle cakes, sometimes called “cheese fritters” in English. They are generally fried in vegetable oil to create crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside medallions of warm, creamy goodness. Drizzled with sour cream, condensed milk, and/or jam, and served for breakfast or dessert, сырники are particularly beloved in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, and Lithuania. Сырники […]

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