I’ve made Borsch (Beet soup). The family didn’t care for it much, so I added a couple of beef bouillon cubes. The next day when I served the leftovers every single one of them came back for seconds and then thirds.
The Ukrainian Apple cake came out very well, and today I plan to make Lazy Vareniki, or Khrustyky (Sweet Nothings) I haven’t decided just yet.
As for other Ukrainian foods I am not sure what else to go for. I know Cabbage rolls and Perogries are popular but I plan on buying them from the corner store which is a European deli meat market, as they make far better cabbage rolls than I can.
Breads...My mother was known for her breads, unfortunately I never had her skill. So I use breadmakers (I have three, because with five people to feed it does make sense) on the dough setting and transfer to loaf pans. I always feel like I’m cheating but at least it always comes out perfectly. It would be great if I could find the Ukrainian egg bread in a bread machine recipe.
As for other foods I am a little stumped, I am not certain what I am making, and when or what is it for (Christmas, Easter, Dinner, Breakfast)? The Lazy Vareniki? Is it a side dish or a meal on its own? It's like a cheese dumpling and says to serve with sour cream, butter and sugar. The Khrustyky I’m assuming is a snack or dessert.
Despite my lack of knowledge about the mentioned dishes, and the dishes I have yet to disover, I am having a blast in the kitchen. For me this is all part of the fun of it.
I have already order “Festive Ukrainian Cooking” that has 5 star reviews on Amazon. I can’t wait to get it, until then the internet is my guide.