David's Cookies
Nov 242010
 
International Sweet Treats: Russian

Whether you enjoy international holiday customs or like discovering the sweetness of another culture, Russia is certainly a prime candidate for sampling unique desserts. A great deal of Russian desserts display influences from Western European countries – a trend jumpstarted during the 18th century by Peter the Great’s affection for the history of the Dutch, Germans, Swedes, and the French. Paskha Served during the Easter season, Paskha is a traditional dessert comprised of soft cheese and dried fruit. The whiteness of the soft cheese is used to symbolize the purity of Christ and the Pashal lamb. Other ingredients added to [read more…]