Russian sweets. Have you tried them all?
- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Interesting Russia
Today we want to introduce you some interesting Russian desserts that you might not be familiar with.
- Зефир (Zefir) with stress on i, is the Russian version of the French marshmallow, produced in many countries across the former Soviet Union. This soft and airy dessert looks like a white or pink cloud and made with purred fruit.
- Пряник (pryanik) or plural пряники (pryaniki) is gingerbread, which is sometimes filled with jam or sweetened condensed milk. The most famous Russian pryaniki are produced in Tula and Тульский пряник (Tula gingerbread) is something you should really try if you come to Russia.
- Пастила (Pastila) appeared as a result of experiments with mixing fruits like sour apples and tart cranberries with honey and egg whites. The paste was baked in the oven for several hours before being layered and left to dry.
- Халва (halva) is the rich, crumbly dessert, and though it takes its origin from Central Asia, Russian people love it and eat quite often with tea or coffee.
- Козинаки (Kozinaki) is a traditional Georgian confection made of nuts sliced into small pieces, usually walnuts, fried in honey.
- Леденец (Liedieniets), which is also called Леденец на палочке (lollipop on a stick), made in a shape of a rooster was the symbol of ancient Rus and the Soviet era, and continues to be one of the most popular displays at Russian bazaars.
Are there any other unusual sweets that you tried in Russia?
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