Bon appetit!
Kulaha is an old Belarusian dessert which has been passed down from generation to generation.

  • 3 litres water
  • 3 small raw beetroots
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 small fresh cucumbers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt, to taste

To serve

  • sour cream
  • parsley
Originally, kulaha was part of a ritual feast dedicated to pagan god Kupala, who was as important to the Slavs as Eros was to the Greeks. With the advent of Christianity, the accents of the feast changed, and a new word Jan was added to the god's name in honor of John the Baptist. Gradually, the ritualistic meaning of kulaha was lost and it became an ordinary but healthy dessert consisting of fresh ingredients, such as rye flour, berries and honey.

Here is the oldest recipe for kulaha. Put any berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, etc.) into a pot and cover them in cold water. Place the pot over the fire and boil for a few minutes until the berries are soft. Then add rye flour, keep stirring to avoid lumps, and simmer until thickened. Once cool to 30–40°C, add honey to taste.

The ancestors of modern Belarusians cooked kulaha following this old recipe, certainly in a pot and in a stove. However, Belarusian cuisine has changed and evolved over the centuries. Therefore, let us make this appetizing Belarusian dessert, but in a modern version.
Preparation method:
Heat a heavy-based frying pan and brown the rye flour in it.
Place the strawberries into a blender and puree them until smooth.
Mix half of the strawberry puree and the fried flour, then add water and, stirring continuously, bring to the boil.
Once cool to 30–40°C, pour in the lemon juice and cognac, and add the remaining strawberry puree and honey. Blend well all the ingredients together.
Pour into glasses and cool.
To serve, top each serving with whipped cream, mint leaves and pieces of fresh fruits.

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