Recipe for Italian cassata cake with chocolate glaze

Our recipe for delicious Italian cassata cake

Cassata Siciliana is a delicious sponge cake, which originated from the island of Sicily in Italy. It is one of our favourite Italian desserts and so easy to make. A cassata is a round sponge cake, which is moistened with fruit juices or liqueur, then layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. Like the Uruguayan … Read more Recipe for Italian cassata cake with chocolate glaze

Recipe for Russian vareniki dumplings (cabbage and egg filling)

Stefan with a freshly made vareniki

Vareniki are filled dumplings, usually either with a non meat base like potatoes or cabbage or a sweet base (like sour cherries or cottage cheese). Vareniki are considered to be of Ukrainian origin but very popular throughout Russia.  Pilmeni are their Russian meat variant.  Both pilmeni and vareniki are made in the same way, except the … Read more Recipe for Russian vareniki dumplings (cabbage and egg filling)

Home made recipe for Russian Borscht soup

Borscht recipe

On one of our stop overs from our Trans Siberian adventures in Irkutsk, we met up with our good friend Ivan, who taught us this very tasty recipe for the famous Russian soup – Borscht. Borscht is a very popular light soup in Russia, Ukraine and prevalent across most of Eastern Europe.  Beetroot is usually the … Read more Home made recipe for Russian Borscht soup

Greek recipe for baked aubergines with garlic: “skordostoumbi”

Skordostoumbi

Skordostoumbi is a popular recipe from the Greek island of Zakynthos (also called Zante in Italian) on the Ionian sea, on the west side of the Greek mainland: Skordostoumbi literally means “stuffed with garlic”: skordo means garlic and “stoumbosame” is Greek slang meaning “we are stuffed!” after eating a heavy meal. This recipe has a … Read more Greek recipe for baked aubergines with garlic: “skordostoumbi”