Tuesday, 16 February 2016

two-sided ribbed circular scarf



This is my second attempt to make a two-sided scarf using long-section dyed wool. First time I tried to make one, I bought just one 50 g skein, which was enough to make a collar, but it was not what I wanted.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Apple cake "sharlotka"


I might be completely wrong, but I think this cake, or variation on it, is know to pretty much everybody in Russia. It is simple to make and tasty to eat.

We call it sharlotka, but, curiously, it has almost nothing to do with the apple charlotte. Apart from the apples, that is.

It is one of these strange situation when recipe changes dramatically, sometimes beyond recognition, but the name stays. Like Spanish "russian salad" with olives and tuna, both not-at-all most common ingredients in Russia.