Russian Cuisine



Main dishes
  Moscow Chicken

Ingredients
200 g chicken fillet
30 g onion
50 g mushrooms
50 g sour cream
1 tb butter
150 g cooked rice
flour,dill,salt,spices
for dough:60 g flour,2 tb water,salt


Method
Grease chicken fillets with salt and fry in onion and mushrooms. Set a pan with oil aside. Place chicken in a baking pot. Add flour in a pan and fry until golden, pour in sour cream and bring to a boil. Pour the sauce over chicken, add chopped dill. Make dough and roll out a round to cover the pot. Cover the pot tightly and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at the average heat. Serve in pots with rice for garnish

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Desserts
  Pryaniki

Ingredients
1 lb sugar
1/2 c water
1 1/2 c honey
1/2 lb almonds
500 g flour
1 ts baking powder .
cardamom
cloves
Icing: 1 1/2 lb sugar .
/2 lb chocolate powde


Description
Pryaniki are ones of the most interesting makes of Russian cuisine. The name of Pryaniki comes from the spicy taste and smell which are achieved by special various additions. They could have different sizes, sometimes they made to order Pryanik up to several poods ( pood is old Russian measure, 16,38 kg (36 lb) and decorations. There were two kinds of Pryaniki - painted and printed. Painted Pryaniki are decorated with nuts, berries and candied peel. Real dynasties were involved in making forms for Pryaniki. Sometimes Pryaniki were made from two layers with fruit jelly or jam between. Expensive Pryaniki were always covered with icing. Pryaniki are one of the favourite food. They were always offered to guests, relatives. But there were 'leavingaway' Pryaniki that were given to late guests and, having received such Pryanik, they had to leave the house immediately. They baked Pryaniki to any occasion and the quality and the decoration were perfect.

Method
Dissolve sugar in the water, mix with honey and boil this syrup in a big pan. Add baking powder, cardamom, cloves to taste and chopped almonds. Take off from the heat and add flour. Stir thoroughly and make the dough on the table. Roll out the dough into an even sheet 0,7 cm thick and cut out different figurines, put on the sheet and bake in the oven until ready. Icing: Boil sugar twice, until the syrup is dense, add chocolate powder, stir very well and cover both sides of Pryaniki with icing, dry a little in the oven. Served with tea, coffee.

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Drinks
  Instant Russian Tea

Ingredients
1/2 cup instant tea powder
2 cups orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
3 ounces lemonade-flavor drink powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


Description
In a large bowl, mix together powdered drink mixes, sugar, and spices. Place in jars.

Method
Instructions to include with gift: 1. Place 2 to 3 rounded teaspoonfuls in a cup. 2. Add boiling water and serve.

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