Guryevskaya kasha (porridge) is a classic dish of Russian cuisine. Tender semolina combined with berries and nuts provides a rich sweet taste that is sure to go down well with the kids. Boiled and then baked in an oven, this porridge looks more like a dessert.
The famous porridge was invented in the early 19th century by Zakhar Kuzmin, a peasant who served as a cook in the house of Russian Finance Minister Dmitry Guryev. The official was so carried away by this splendid kasha that it eventually took his name.
Guryevkaya kasha was held in high regard by the court of Tsar Alexander III, who considered the porridge his favorite dish.
The recipe of Guryevkaya kasha has remained unchanged since tsarist times. It is mentioned in the culinary books of William Pokhlebkin, the foremost expert on the history of Russian cuisine, as well as in The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, a legendary Soviet cookbook.
So let's revive this long-living dish — it's not that hard.
To prepare the kasha, you will need:
Here we go!
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