Pearl Barley Soup / Perlinių kruopų sriuba

I use pearl barley in my kitchen quite rarely (but I should definitely use it more often!), although when I think that it’s time to prepare something from it, the first idea in my head – to make pearl barley soup. My mom cooks this soup at least once a month and she usually makes…

Buckwheat Fritters / Grikių kepsneliai

I make buckwheat fritters when I’m bored of meat and fish dishes, and when I don’t want any heavy food. Moreover, these fritters are great when you just want food you don’t eat everyday 🙂 Buckwheat fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast the fritters can be served with fried eggs, for…

Lithuanian Pasta (Skryliai) / Skryliai

Italians have many kinds of Italian pasta and Lithuanians have their own – “skryliai“. Of course, “skryliai“ came to Lithuania from the same Italy, only Lithuanians adapted them to their own taste. “Skryliai“ preparation takes some time, but you make a larger portion at a time and the next day warm them up in a…

Fluffy Apple Pancakes / Purūs blynai su obuoliais

Autumn – the time for baked goods with apples! If I have to name one favorite baked good with apples it would be hardly possible to choose just one, since I like apples with all kind of baked goods – starting with apple pies, cookies with apples, buns with apples, curd cheese apple pies and…

Chocolate Apple Pie / Šokoladinis obuolių pyragas

After tasting one piece of this pie you will want to eat the whole pie at one sitting. When you want a soft apple pie and something reaaaally chocolatey – this is that kind of pie you should bake. Both of these things perfectly matched in this pie, but you have to make it by…

Traditional Potato Pancakes / Tradiciniai bulviniai blynai

This is one of the easiest recipes to make the potato pancakes. Most of Lithuanians make potato pancakes according to this recipe. At least in this way potato pancakes were made in my grandparents and my mother’s house. Of course, the recipe can be adapted according to everyone’s taste – the ones who like more…

Cold Beet Soup / Šaltibarščiai

In my blog there was missing a one traditional, Lithuanian recipe – cold beet soup. It is really difficult to imagine summer without this soup in Lithuania. Usually, if you start making cold beet soup it means the summer has come, or the weather is warm enough that your body itself asks for a cold…

Traditional Curd Cheese Dumplings/Tradiciniai varškės virtinukai

That’s how my grandmother and mom used to make the curd cheese dumplings. Only they always eyeballed the quantities and the dumplings always used to come out the perfect taste! As I often helped them both in the kitchen, so I also prepare most of traditional Lithuanian dishes using eyeballing method. You will need only a…