Top 12 Russian sweets

Russians seem to have a hereditary sweet tooth, and over the centuries they have come up with a wide selection of irresistible treats.

Nearly everyone can identify traditional Russian dishes such as borshch and schi. What people don’t know is that this healthy diet of beetroot, buckwheat and cabbage is supplemented by a delicious array of traditional Russian sweets. Russians seem to have a hereditary sweet tooth, and over the centuries they have come up with a wide selection of irresistible treats.

1. Tula Gingerbread

2. Pastila (Pastels)

3. Ptichie Moloko (Birds’ Milk Cake)

4. Chak-chak

5. Prague Cake

6. Vatrushka

7. Churchkhela

8. Baked Apple

9. Syrniki (Cottage cheese pancakes) and oladie (thick pancakes) 

10. Sweet Soya Bars

11. Smokva (Fruit Leather)

12. Alenka Chocolate


Learn more about what you might find on the table: Top 12 Russian sweets

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