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Ukrainian Easter Traditions Easter is right around the corner! Do you know all of Ukraine’s unique Easter customs? Here’s a cheat sheet of the wonderfully unique traditions of Ukrainian Easter: Palm Sunday After Palm Sunday services, it was customary for Ukrainians exiting church to gently tap each other with the blessed pussy willow branches. This custom, known as “Boze Rany” ...

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Lazy vareniki

Type: Mains Servings: 3 people Ready in: 30 min. Calories: High Lazy vareniki is a traditional Ukrainian dish. They are called lazy, while they demand less cooking time and efforts than traditional ones. It is nothing else, but boiled dough mixed with stuffing – mostly curd. Lazy vareniki can be also made with potatoes, meat or mushrooms. Depending on stuffing ...

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Lamb Dushenina

Type: Mains Servings: 6 people Ready in: >3 hours Calories: Middle The Lamb Dushenina is an age-old national Ukrainian dish, that as a matter of fact is meat braised with vegetables, however the vegetables are the subject to every meal and their selection depends on your taste and preferences. The dish is cooked either in a deep casserole over stove, ...

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Hutsul Poricini with Sourcream

Type: Mains Servings: 4 people Ready in: 45 min. Calories: Middle The porcini (wild mushrooms) are widespread and commonly appraised in the Carpathian Mountains because of its inimitable fragrance and exquisite flavor. That is why the majority of Hutul dishes are made with porcini. Ingredients: Cep (wild mushrooms) 700 g Sour Cream 200 g Parsley 1 bunch Onions 2 pieces ...

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Type: Mains Servings: 4 people Ready in: 45 min. Calories: High Along with vareniki and salo, galushki is a very popular Ukrainian dish. It is a dumpling made of dough then boiled in water, milk or broth. They are cooked mostly with flour, adding semolina, cottage cheese or grated apples. The galushki are easily cooked, and their recipes aren’t very ...

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Pampushki – Ukrainian pull apart garlic rolls


These pull apart garlic rolls are traditional in Ukraine, where they are called ‘pampushki’ (pronounced pahm-poosh-kee) and are usually served with Ukrainian Borscht and other dishes. Served with garlic sauce on top, they are exceptionally flavourful, soft and delicious. Pampushki are good on their own, as well as a compliment to lunch or dinner. I’ve even used them, plain without ...

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Hutsul Kremzlyky

Type: Main course Total preparation time: 1,5 hours For 6 persons Calories: High The kremzlycks is a full-fledged main course, which features meat and garnish. This dish is cooked and served in clay pots or deep ceramic bowls. In general, kremzlycks bear a strong resemblance to deruni but they boast Carpathian colour. What You’ll Need Potatoes 1 kg Pork 700 ...

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Ukrainian Blueberry Dumplings (Varenyky)

Total time to make: 55 mins Preparation: 45 mins, Cooking: 10 mins Amount to make: 24 Ukrainian varenyky This recipe for Ukrainian dumplings, known as varenyky, are filled with fresh, ripe blueberries. Ukrainian filled dumplings that are boiled are known as varenyky. When the dough is made with yeast and the filled dumplings are baked, they are known as pyrohy. ...

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This soup is a traditional soup that is common in many Eastern European countries. I know this due my sister in law. In 2003 I met her and her family in Drohobych in Lviv Oblast. It was also the first time I came into contact with Ukrainian cuisine. The first thing I received was Borsch, it was a soup full ...

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