What is Maslenitsa?
Maslenitsa (Blini week) is the only purely Russian Holiday that dates back to long times ago. For seven days Moscow jingles with bells, sings with garmoshkas and glares with gaily-painted dresses. The people are letting the long-annoying winter out and the long-awaited spring in.
Red & Black Pancakes
These pancakes are baked thick and big. Each pancake is buttered with dairy butter and black and red caviar is put on top of it. Above it one more pancake is put and also black and red caviar is put on top of the second one. The whole “cake” should not be too thick, or multilayered as it will not be convenient to slice it into pieces.
Mix the eggs, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir carefully. Continue pouring the milk very carefully and do not stop stirring. Add the vegetable oil and stir again. Throw some salt onto the frying pan before warming.
Hungarian Pancakes - Recipe
Flour - 1/2 glass Eggs - 1 Sugar - 1 teaspoonful (for the dough) and 100 g (for the stuffing) Milk - 1 glass (for the dough) and 1/4 glass for the stuffing) Wallnuts - 100 g Raisins - 1 spoonful Rum - 1 teaspoonful Orange Cedar - 1 teaspoonful Dairy Butter - 50 g The chocolate gravy Chocolate - 50 g Coco Powder - 25 g Yolks - 2 Sugar - 75 g Milk - 1/2 glass Dairy Cream - 1/4 glass Flour - 1 teaspoonful Rum - 1 spoonful
Turkish Pancakes - Recipe
Dough - 60 g White Sauce - 50 ml Eggs - 1 Vegetable oil - 10 g Breadcrumbs - 10 g Tomato Sauce - 50 g Sugar - 1 teaspoonful
Nut Cakes - Recipe
Curd - 250 g Milk - 220 ml Lemon - 1 Sugar Powder - 1-2 spoonfuls Freshly Frozen Raspberry - 200 g Whites - 2 Yolks - 2 Starch - 50 g Ground Nuts - 3 teaspunfuls Sugar - 3 spoonfuls Salt, vegetable oil
Potato Pancakes - Recipe
Flour - 1,5 glasses Eggs - 2 Sugar - 100 g Dairy Butter - 200 g Milk - 3 glasses Potato - 400 g Bulb Onion - 1 bulb Salt and Red Pepper
Simple Pancakes - Recipe
Dough - 2,5 glasses Eggs - 4 to 5 Sugar - 100 g Dairy Butter - 200 g Milk - 3 to 4 glasses
Stuffed Pancakes - Recipe
These are the burrito-like pancakes with stuffing like chopped eggs, mushrooms, chopped vegetables and the like. Thus, such pancakes are some sort of equivalent of doughnuts, or the ancestors of a closed pizza.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes - Recipe
Dough - 2,5 glasses Eggs - 5 Sugar - 100 g Dairy Butter - 200 g Milk - 3 glasses Salt - 3/4 spoons per person Cheese - 300 g