Desserts

If Marilyn Monroe was a cake – sweet n salty brownies.

There are foods in the world which are the equivalent to Marilyn Monroe – irresistible, full-bodied, they are inevitably, irrevocably liked and desired by all…Buckwheat brownies with sunflower seed and salt butter.

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Cake bake-off winners – Medovik (honeycake) No 19

Svetlana has in fact stolen the recipe for her Medovik for Russian Revels Cooking with a Story event from her girlfriend – because her, Svetlana’s that is, husband loved the friend’s cake so much. This gives the saying ‘the path

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Cake bake-off winners – Sharlotka cake No 11

Irina wheeled her Sharlotka cake in a proper wheelie-bag. Twinned with a modest, beaming smile, we had big expectations… Ira Kennerley is from Ekaterinburg in Russia. An engineer in the past and ‘quite a successful’ businesswoman she is now a

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Unorthodox Napoleon cake on Orthodox Russian Christmas

This Napoleon cake is rather unorthodox and, quite frankly, the result was spectacular. The cake looks exuberant; it’s lighter and more complex with its different layers of sweetness and tartness.

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Bread & Butter a la russe

Buterbrod means an open sandwich in Russian, from butter and bread in German. Buterbrody are eaten for breakfast (with salami and cheese), accompaniment for lunch and dinner (ha!), vodka chaser and even, as was the case in my family, an