In Ukraine lots of people enjoy eating. When we eat, we have fun and we forget a lot of our problems. So tasty eating is very important for our mood. Of course our country is popular because of our traditional dishes: borshch and salo. But it does not mean that in Ukraine people eat only these dishes.Ukrainian cuisine was formed by the middle of 18th century. It has had a number of influences including Russian, Polish, German and Turkish.So I want to tell you about Ukrainian dishes but also about my favourite food.Popular ingredients in the cuisine of Ukraine are meat, mushrooms, vegetables, berries, fruit and herbs. Ukraine's geography and climate are optimal for the production of many kinds of foods, making it a historical "breadbasket of Europe”So now I want to tell you about 5 best dishes in my country1. Of course, we start with borshch. Maybe you can think that it is funny but no Ukrainian girl will be able to get married, if she does not know how to prepare borshch.
Traditionally borshch recipe is a basic stir-fry of grated beet root with tomatoes, added to a generous soup of vegetables – onions, carrots, fresh or pickled cabbage, pepper
Varenyky-boiled dumplings stuffed with fruit, potatoes, cheese and cabbage.And stuffing can be anything: from mashed potatoes with mushrooms and fried onions, pickled cabbage, minced meat and even cherries! The sweet version of varenyky is usually served with sour cream and honey, and is a tasty and healthy .
Uzvar is traditional Ukrainian drink.It is a compote made out of dried fruits.
Most popular ingredients are dried apples, pears and apricots
It’s typically served during Christmas dinner.
. Paska is the favorite staple of Ukrainian Easter breakfast tables and is loved by both adults and children. Baked in dozens, it’s a popular give-away during Easter family visits.This mouth-watering bread is made of eggs, flour, sugar, butter and yeast. The best paskas are usually baked in wooden ovens.
Great Ukrainian housewives instruct that during the baking of paska, no one should be allowed into the kitchen, except the housewife herself – to avoid the unnecessary noise
So i hope we understand that Ukrainian cuisine is very original and of course tasty. So now I want to tell you about my favourite mealOf course, all meal, which I presented I love and eat very often, but I can't say that my favourite meals are from traditional Ukrainian cuisine. So I want to present favourite dish in my family:pizza
- 1 pound pizza dough
- 1 cup of tomato sauce or other sauce
- other toppings: sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, diced peppers, leftover veggies, or any other favorite toppings
1. Heat the Oven to 550°F or Higher: Don't be afraid to really crank the heat up to its highest setting. The high heat will help make a crunchier and more flavorful crust.
2. Roll Out the DoughBrush a thin film of olive oil on a baking sheet. Working with one piece of the dough at a time, form it into a large disk with your hands and lay it on the baking sheet. Use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is 1/4-inch thick or less. If the dough starts to shrink back, let it rest for five minutes and then continue rolling.
3. Top the Pizza: Spoon a few tablespoons of sauce into the center of the pizza and use the back of a spoon to spread it out to the edges. Pile on all of your toppings.
4. Bake the Pizza: Using a pizza peel or the backside of a baking sheet, slide your pizza (with the parchment or with the cornmeal) onto the baking stone. If you don't have a baking stone, bake the pizza right on the baking sheet. Cook for 5 minutes, then rotate the pizza. Slide the parchment out from under the pizza, if used. Bake for another 3-5 minutes, until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese looks toast