Buckwheat’s hidden culinary potential makes this a delightful dessertLegion Media
Krupenik is a traditional Russian baked pudding made of common products found in many homes over the course of history, and its name derives from the word for grain, «крупа» (“krupa”).
As we already mentioned, the ingredients needed for making krupenik are simple and easy to find. This pudding has never been regarded as something for a special occasion, but it was seen as an opportunity to vary the usual home cooking menu. Therefore, this dish has been a part of Russian cuisine for years.
The type of grain used in cooking krupenik may differ from recipe to recipe, and its taste varies as well. For the sweetest version, cooks use semolina, but some recipes use rice, millet or oat – every cereal used for cooking porridge is suitable.
The following recipe is the most nutritious, and the most common version contains buckwheat. If you are torn between a love for baking and sticking to a diet, then treat yourself with this dish!
2. Beat the eggs, adding sugar. Next, add the farmer cheese. Stir the mixture thoroughly, breaking up the lumps. Add buckwheat, and mix with other ingredients.
3. Take a small baking pan, grease with butter and dredge with rusk flour. Place the mass into the pan, then cover with a layer of sour cream.
4. Put the pan into a preheated oven. Bake krupenik at 190°C (374°F) for 40 minutes. When ready, you can serve the dish hot or cold, garnishing it with sour cream or condensed milk – feel free to choose your own delicious version!
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