Mushroom Borsch with "Ears"
Borsch with "ears" – Ukrainian cuisine recipe, such borsch is often cooked on Christmas Eve and served immediately after kutia and uzvar. "Ears" can be fried in vegetable oil or baked in the oven. They should not be big, literally like jam or dumplings. Serving "ears" can also be done in different ways: you can put them side by side in a separate plate, or you can put them in a plate with poured borsch.
Mushroom borsch with "ears" ingredients
- For borsch
- Beets 2 pcs
- White cabbage 120 g
- Onion 1 pcs
- Carrots 1 pcs
- Wheat flour 1 tsp
- Tomato paste 2 tbsp
- Water 1,5-2 l
- Bay leaf 1 pcs
- Dill 2-3 twigs
- For "ears"
- Buckwheat 100 g
- Onion 1 pcs
- Eggs 1 pcs
- Water 50 ml
- Wheat flour 150 g
Mushroom borsch with "ears" recipe
To cook mushroom borscht with "ears" recipe, first you need to cook borscht. Boil the beets and grate, finely chop the onion, chop the carrots into strips, chop the cabbage. Wash dried white mushrooms well under running water, and then fill with water and set aside for swelling.
In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil, put the chopped onion and carrots and fry over medium heat until golden brown. Add the separately fried flour to the onions and carrots and mix.
Pour mushrooms with 2 liters of water and put on fire. When the mushrooms are cooked, remove them from the broth and cut into strips or arbitrarily, strain the broth. Put the boiled mushrooms in a pan heated with vegetable oil and fry.
Put the fried onions, carrots and mushrooms in strained mushroom broth. Next lay shredded cabbage, spices, and tomato paste. Cook the borsch on medium heat for 30 minutes.
During that time, while borscht is preparing to cook ears with buckwheat filling. Sort buckwheat, rinse and boil. Finely chop the onion and fry in vegetable oil. Mix onion with buckwheat crumbly porridge, salt and pepper.
Knead a dough from an egg, water, salt and flour, thinly roll out and cut out squares of about 8x8 cm (3x3"). In the middle of each square, put a small amount of buckwheat and connect the edges in the form of a triangle, tighten the edges of the triangle. Pull the side corners of the triangle down and connect. It should be a boat.
Transfer prepared "boats" to an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with vegetable oil and put in an oven preheated to 180°C (356°F). Bake the ears for 10-15 minutes. Put 2-3 ears in a plate with hot borsch, add sour cream and serve mushroom borsch with "ears" to the table.