Russian Cuisine – Krupenik



The recipe “Krupenik” is undeservedly forgotten today!  In fact this cuisine is very useful, it’s tasty and affordable for any family budget.
When historians mentioned “kasha” in ancient documents, there is no doubt that they were talking about a dish made from buckwheat. Some people say that the .
Indeed, the ancient Slavs believed that buckwheat was a food of legendary heroes. It is considered to be a historical Russian dish, but buckwheat was brought to Russia from Greece (that’s why it’s called in Russian – “grechka”). The birthplace of buckwheat, most likely was in the high mountains of the Himalayas. Wild species of buckwheat grow there today.
I’d like to share with you the recipe, “Krupenik”. Krupenik – it’s a type of casserole made from cereals, often buckwheat.
1 cup of buckwheat
200 grams of dried curds
½ cup of sour cream + 2 t.s.- sour cream
2 t.s. of sugar
1 egg
1.    To cook the buckwheat – take a casserole dish, add a cup of buckwheat and add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil and then cook it over low heat until ready (when all water is absorbed)
3.  Preheat the oven to 170 C
4.       In a bowl mix the curds, sour cream, sugar and egg together untill smooth, than add buckwheat, carefully mix again.
5.       Put the combined ingredients into a pan or cooking dish. Cover with sour cream (2 t.s.).
6.       Place the pan in the oven for 30-40 min. The Krupenik must be covered with a golden crust.
You can enjoy it as a desert or like a main course. It’s very tasty with sour cream, jam, honey and etc.

This recipe came from one of my English Students – she’s an excellent cook and has her own Bakery business. Please visit her on Facebook here. She will be providing her own picture for “Krupenik” in the mean time this picture is just a fill in.

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