RECIPES

Bischi

BISCHI (accent on the last syllable) is a very delicious, sweet pastry of the Mountain Jews from Azerbaijan. Bischi is usually made on one of the most joyous Jewish holidays – Purim. *A full-sized picture of Bischi is available in the Gallery. Ingredients for 10-12 pieces: Cup size is 250 ml for Bischi 1 cup warm water 1 tbsp dry yeast 1...
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Badambura

BADAMBURA is a popular, sweet, multilayered Azerbaijani pastry with a filling made of peeled almonds (badam), sugar, and aromatic spices. Badambura is usually prepared for the spring holiday Novruz along with other pastries such as Pakhlava, Shekerbura, and Shor-Gogal, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year. The name “Badambura” means “almond pie.” *A full-sized picture...
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Pakhlava Sochi-style

SOCHI-STYLE PAKHLAVA *A full-sized picture is available in the Gallery. Cup size – 250 ml Ingredients for the dough: 2 ½ cups flour 200 g unsalted cold butter 2 egg yolks ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup white granulated sugar 1 packet vanilla sugar (1 tbsp) ½ tsp baking soda 1 pinch of salt Ingredients for the filling: 3 egg whites 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 1 ½ cups chopped...
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Cake “Nagil” (“Skazka”)

“NAGIL” or “SKAZKA,” which means “fairy tale,” is a very popular and beloved cake in Azerbaijan. *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Cup size – 250 ml Baking pan 11"x 15" (28cm х 38cm) 10 servings  Ingredients for cake layers: 4 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour Ingredients for cream custard: 2 egg yolks ½ cup milk 1...
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Saffron Kulich

SAFFRON KULICH Kulich is an Easter cake. It is similar to Panettone and is served only on Easter. Cup size - 250 ml Quantity - 2 medium size Easter cakes Ingredients for dough : 3-4 cups flour (sifted twice) ½ tsp saffron threads ½ cup milk ½ cup whipped cream ½ cup unsalted melted butter 1 tbsp dry yeast (1 package) 1 egg 2 yolks 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp...
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