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  • Cornmeal Waffles With Smoked Salmon

    A touch of fine cornmeal in the batter gives these waffles a delicious crispness. For a savory approach, they are embellished with smoked salmon, crème fraîche and caviar, perfect for a celebratory soiree, midnight…

  • Sbiten: Russian Mulled Rum

    At any rate, Sbiten, it one of Russia’s versions of the hot, spiced, mulled winter drinks that cure what ails you. It stood out to me because the use of jam and honey make…

  • Russian Mushroom and Rabbit Pie

    I fully expected to struggle to find a good dough recipe, but I quickly found this recipe and it sounded like just what I was looking for. In fact, the hardest part of this…

  • Blini With Mushroom Caviar

    In Russian kitchens, mushroom caviar is made with cooked mushrooms and lots of sour cream. I use canned tomatoes in this version, and the result makes a savory topping for blini (and for latke,…

  • Buckwheat or Cornmeal Blini With Radish Topping

    In Russia, this topping traditionally is made with cream cheese and served on black bread canapés. I use labne — drained yogurt — in this version and love the results. This topping also makes…

  • Blini With Smoked Herring Topping

    Herring is a classic accompaniment for blini. A fish high in omega-3 fats, herring is sold both pickled and smoked. I use canned smoked herring for this topping. If you’ve never tasted herring preserved…

  • Blini With Caviar and Yogurt Topping

    After making these blini, I always have a little of the topping left over; I use it for sandwiches. Don’t use expensive caviar here -- lumpfish is fine.…

  • Buckwheat Blini

    Blini go well with savory toppings liked smoked fish, and of course with caviar. A simple, elegant accompaniment would be smoked salmon (about 1/2 pound for one batch of blini), drained yogurt or reduced-fat…