Traditional Russian dishes are often associated with borscht, mayo-based salads, porridge and endless variations of savory dumplings and pierogies. What many may not know is that Russian piquant cuisine is supplemented by a scrumptious arrange of traditional Russian sweets and desserts.
From home-made jams and preserves, to authentic Russian cakes, tortes and even handmade candies — when it comes to sugary confections, Russians seem to have a hereditary sweet tooth. They have perfected the art of dessert making and have come up with a wide selection of irritable treats.
We’ve polled our friends, scoured the internet and dug through grandma’s old recipe books to come up with the most popular Russian sweets.