Cooking Our Way Around the World | Russia

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Cooking Our Way Around the World | Russia


Planning my Russian meal was the biggest headache of all so far.  Nothing was just making me so “Yes!  I want to make that!”

Except for Pumpkin Olad’yi, or Russian pancakes.  I found them on Global Table Adventure and I really wanted to try them.  The only thing is, I had to figure out what else to make with them to complete Russian breakfast…for dinner.

After much searching and searching, I decided to do the olad’yi topped with honey and berries, sausage (a common breakfast item), Russian rye bread and Russian tea.

Sadly, I did not get any pictures taken with my camera.  I realized a little too late that my battery was dead.

Russian Menu :

What did I like most about this meal?

Olad’yi.  Pancakes.  Pancakes with honey and berries.  I may never eat pancakes with syrup again and that’s saying a lot.  I loved the honey, berries and pancakes combination way more than I ever expected.

Tea.  Russians are big tea drinkers and it is very common to add jam to their tea.  I thought I would find this weird.  I like jam but I’m weird but I actually liked it.  I picked orange marmalade for my jam because I’m fancy.

What did I like least about this meal?

Well, the bread.  But, only because I never got it made.  I thought that I was amazing and could make the bread without a mixer or bread machine.  I tried, really really hard but I just couldn’t get mixed correctly.  Then, I sent Kaleb to the store to buy rye bread but he returned empty handed.  So, no bread.

Hard to find ingredients

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What is your favorite Russian food?

Up next is…Cameroon!

Ashley is the mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy, a travel blog focused adventure, outdoors, wildlife and Vegan food! In between bigger trips, she is delivering the best of her hometown, Nashville. Hates mustard & pickles. Needs coffee to function. Other passions | activism, minimalism, zero waste, books + writing.


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  2. Larisse

    May 18, 2017 at 12:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing! My only knowledge of Russian cuisine was from that one Chef’s Table episode – I think it was Vladimir Mukhin? Food looked great too!

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