Kurnik is a Russian chicken pot pie, made with at least three fillings layered inside the dough. It was the dish of honor at most traditional Russian weddings. The symbolism of ingredients can be appreciated even today.
Medovik is a classic Russian honey cake that dates back more than 200 years. Legend has it that the first medovik honey cake was created in the 1820’s by a personal chef for the wife of Russia’s czar Alexander I.
It’s believed that the delicate layers of honey sponge were so thin and moist they tasted like softened caramel.
Many recipes include walnuts sweetened condensed milk, and even dried fruits like apricots or dried plums. The original recipe consists of just honey sponge cake and whipped creme fraische cream.
Enjoy this scrumptious dessert with a gourmet cup of Russian tea or coffee!
The name of this kind of pie is often found in work of Russian writers. This superlative dish was developed by French Chefs in Russia, shortly after the War of 1812, and henceforth served to the gentry and nobility.