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Russian Desserts and Sweets

It’s not always easy to find Russian desserts that can be ordered outside of Russia. But, here is the list of some of the best Russian desserts you can buy online.

1.Sushki is Russian Tea Bread. Sushki is a small, crunchy, and mildly sweet bread ring which can be eaten for dessert or with tea anytime. Prepare the tea, add sugar and a piece of lemon. Then, put a couple Sushki into the tea and wait until they swell up a little. After they have swollen, they will be soft and can be eaten with a spoon.

2.Russian Chocolate “Alionka” is classy, high quality Russian chocolate. The chocolate was first produced in 1965 in the USSR and has been developed to a taste of perfection over the years.

3. Russian Tula Gingerbread with Fruit Filling is a perfect treat to accompany tea or can be consumed as a snack. It is made from premium quality flour with delicious fruit filling. The bread itself is often imprinted with an ornamental design.

4. Mishka Kosolapy translated into English as “Clumsy Bear”. But, despite the strange name, these delicious, classy, chocolate candies are dear to many Russians’ hearts. The individual candies consist of dark chocolate crisp innards surrounded by a wafer and covered again with chocolate. You may also enjoy the nut praline (made from almonds) between layers of wafers.

5. Russian Chocolate-Glazed Halva is an authentic Russian treat. It is made from whipped caramel mixed with roasted sesame kernels.

6.Oreshki or Baked Walnut Cookies are another great Russian dessert. I have not found them anywhere online, yet. But, I have seen them in some Russian stores and of course, you can also make them yourself. It is a little bit time consuming but worth it. Here is my recommended recipe. But, you will need one special kitchen utensil, first. That utensil is an Oreshki pan. You can buy Oreshki pan or molds on Amazon. I bought this one. But, this one looks good, too.

Here is the Oreshki recipe:

– Mix 3 cups flour and 1 cup sugar together in bowl, rub in 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup margarine (both room temperature) into the flour until the mix has a uniform texture.

– Make an indentation in the middle of the flour mixture and fill it with 3 eggs, 1/4 cup mayo, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.

– Again, mix the dough together until you get a uniform consistency. The dough will be soft and little sticky.

– Using the Oreshki pan place small balls of dough inside each metal form (Oreshek). Heat the form on the stove top until the Oreshki shells are golden brown, making sure to heat the form from both sides by flipping it periodically.

– Let the shells cool, then break off the excess ridges on sides of each one (if you want them to look pretty).

– Fill each half of the shells with La Lechera Dulce De Leche condensed milk or your favorite other filling* then stick the halves together. Trader Joe’s has the best Dulce De Leche consistency to fill “Oreshki” but it is not cheap. It costs more than $4 for 8.1 oz (230g) per bottle. Trader Joe’s Dulce De Leche tastes heavenly though. If you like caramel spread, you would enjoy it.

* Many people like caramel in their oreshki. I personally like to use fudge for the oreshki filling. Sometimes we mix real walnuts into the fudge before using it to fill the oreshki. This makes the walnut shaped treats actually taste nutty.

( This recipe was adapted from one on http://momsdish.com )

Here is a picture of Oreshki Cookies we made at home.
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Please, let us know about your favorite Russian desserts and sweets.

Posted on November 9, 2014 then Updated August 2, 2017By Sweetie

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