Author: Embassy Direct

Varenyky – Ukraine

COUNTRY:  UKRAINE DISH:  VARENYKY CONTRIBUTED BY : Embassy   Makes 40-50 dumplings. Resting time 30 minutes.  A choice of 3 fillings is given below. In South Africa you can taste the most delicious homemade varenyky by Ukrainian Bakery in Cape Town. Ingredients Water dough 1 large egg, lightly beaten 150 ml (¼ pint) water 300–350 g (10–11½ oz) ‘00’ or plain flour, plus extra for dusting fine sea salt   Curd cheese filling (varenyky z syrom) 150 g (5 oz) Polish twaróg (cow’s curd cheese) 1 egg, lightly beaten 50 g (2 oz) butter, melted 50 ml (2 fl....

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Kunefe – Turkey

COUNTRY:   TURKEY DISH:  KUNEFE (a dessert dish) CONTRIBUTED BY:  Yazmin Ozdemir, Turkish citizen in South Africa   Ingredients 150g kadayıf 125g unsalted, shredded mozzarella cheese or any other white, stringy, unsalted cheese 100g butter   For Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 slice lemon   Pistachios for garnishing   Method In a medium pot, combine sugar, water and slice of lemon, boil for 15 mins. Remove from heat, remove the lemon slice and let it cool. Melt the butter. Into a separate 15cm pan, shred half of the kadaifi. Pour half of the melted butter over and...

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