Q&A: Any good recipes or suggestion for popular Russian cookies or treats?

Question by MissM: Any good recipes or suggestion for popular Russian cookies or treats?
I have a group of Russian guys working with my husband and I would like to make them all a special treat from their homeland. Any ideas or recipes? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Dmitry
Pelmeni!

· Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
garlic to taste

Method
To make the dough, combine the flour, eggs, water and 1/2 tsp. salt. Knead mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes. Mix the ground beef, ground pork, onions, 1 tsp. salt, pepper and garlic together. Cut the dough into three equally sized pieces and roll each one into a cylinder the diameter of a finger. Cut each cylinder into pieces the size of a walnut, then roll each piece into a very thin flat cake with a diameter of about 2 inches. Put some of the ground meat mixture in the center of each flat cake (quite a lot, but not so much that you can’t then seal up the dough). Then fold the dough in half and join up the edges to seal them. Pinch the corners together: you should now have a ravioli-shaped “flying saucer.”

Pelmeni can be frozen to be cooked later ( you can keep them in the freezer for a long time), or cooked immediately.

Boil the pelmeni in salted water for seven minutes, or until they float to the surface. Serve them in soup plates with sour cream or in broth.
Best served with soya sauce, hot mustard, pickles and vodka.

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  1. aizya a says:

    Sandy Raisin Biscuit (Russian Korj)
    1 hour | 10 min prep | SERVES 20

    Ingredients
    3 egg
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup oil
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 cup raisins
    3 cups all-purpose flour

    Directions
    1Beat well the eggs with the sugar.
    2Add the oil, mix well.
    3Add the baking powder, Mix again.
    4Add the raising, incorporate well in the eggs.
    5Add the flour one cup at a time, the first two cups will mix well. The third cup, you can use your hands to mix it better because it will be difficult to mix with a fork, or any utensil you usually use.
    6Put in a 9 by 13 rectangular pan, (you can lightly grease it with oil). Put the mixture with a spoon and spread it in the pan and even the top with a spoon.
    7Put in the over for 40-45 minutes, might even take 50. It has to be light brown on top. At 375°F.
    8IMPORTANT: After its ready, cut up into desired pieces immediately, or no longer then 10 minutes after its baked. If you cut it after its cooled, it will brake and will not give defined shape pieces. RECOMMEND to cut into smaller pieces (this will make less then 20 servings) because the biscuits are sandy, therefore easier eat when smaller). In any case, just keep in mind they are sandy and preferred to be smaller ;) .

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