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Сочени | Socheni — Pastries Stuffed with Fresh Cheese

It’s already scorching hot in Central Texas. But early in the morning, the light is golden and gentle, and the air is still fresh. Socheni and some tea in a shadow of live oaks filled my morning with dear flavors, nostalgic images from the past, and piece. And it was good.

If you recognize the pastry in the picture, you and I probably belong to the same culture and generation. Most likely you are smiling and wishing you could get one of those right now. I bet you are thinking about your school years and other favorite cookies and pastries from a long time ago, aren’t you? Socheni, aka Sochniki, don’t need any introduction to those who know what they are. The rest of people would probably pass them by as they look pretty rustic and not as attractive as modern pastries. This phenomenon is an illustration how much we treasure our childhood food memories. They stay with us forever.

May 29, 2018
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Baked Milk | Pryazhene Moloko | Toplyonoye Moloko

Eastern European immigrants miss the taste of baked milk. Do you know how easy it is to make baked milk at home using either slow or pressure cooker?

July 6, 2017
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