I have made it to R, which means only eight more letters left.
The vote was a close call, but, Russia with lots of love and maybe election rigging won the vote. It should be no surprise actually.
I struggled to initially find out what the national dish was; because there were many. One dish though did stand out and this was Pelmeni.
Pelmeni is Russian Dumplings and these were my first time making dumplings. See me in the flow below.
The source i used for this recipe was The Spruce. It was all quite straight forward this recipe.
The filling for the dumplings was pork mince, beef mince, salt and pepper and grated onions.
This was encased in my pastry, which was a bit more work, especially with more flour needed than the recipe asked for. How did it turn out?
The dumplings look nice don't they. They sure did taste nice too. Frying the dumplings in butter after definitely did help, This added a bit more texture to the dumplings and everyone likes a bit of extra fat in their food anyway.
I was happy to try this dish as I am often afraid of anything pastry related. However, I conquered the pastry and the sticky dough and made good food for my wife and father-in-law.
I actually had some pastry and filling left over that I was able to make sausage rolls the night after and burgers the night after that.