Russian Draniki Recipe – Potato Pancakes or Hashbrowns

Potato Draniki

Draniki are very popular in our house, every saturday they make their appearance here in one way or another. They are shredded potato pancakes and are like hashbrowns but in a small pancake form. We make them in 2 varieties, this large grader version and also the small grader version. Sometimes I don’t put any … Read more

Russian Pierogi With Potato and Spinach

These pierogi are made from scratch. But most of the time I will buy a frozen white bread dough or White Dinner Rolls dough for this recipe. The refrigerated buttermilk biscuits from a Grocery store are also great for use as a dough for pierogi. To make a dough from scratch, combine dry ingredients in a big … Read more

Russian Pear Crust Pie Recipe

I’ve used slightly under-ripe pears and raisins for this pie. Cranberries or cherries may substitute the raisins very well. To make it even easier buy a refrigerated Pie Crust. To prepare a crust shell, use ingredients for crust: put flour on working surface, mix it with salt, add butter cutting it with a knife or two, until it becomes … Read more

Russian Farmer’s Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki) Recipe

Syrniki are tender pancakes, made out of farmer’s cheese (tvorog). They are a traditional dessert in Russia and will make an excellent breakfast as well. Mix together cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon zest. Add raisins, then flour and gently work into soft dough.   Scoop a mixture with a table spoon  and form little balls. Coat each … Read more