Sunday, March 1, 2009
Russian Rendezvous - Russian Tea Cookies
Joan of Foodalogue is continuing to lead us on a culinary tour of the world to promote BloggerAid, and this week, we are visiting Russia.
I wanted to avoid anything to do with borsch and potatoes, so I have gone for sweets instead. I found a recipe for Russian Tea Biscuits on All Recipes.com - I am hoping it is an authentic recipe and not just called that because the dough contains vodka.
These biscuits are delicious shortbread biscuits contaning hazelnut meal and vodka, and are very easy to make. They also hold their shape well in the oven, so they turn out just perfect.
I am displaying my biscuits on my "new" Malingware tea set and placemats from a retro shop I discovered in Northcote on Wednesday night before the Tim Finn concert. I love the shimmery, pearly effect of the cup and plate, which goes perfectly with the pretty blue placemats embroidered with daisies.
To check out the other foodie discoveries made in Russia, you can visit out Joan's blog on Wednesday for the roundup. The next stop is India on March 9.