In this section we collected for you the baked goods, some of which are uniquely Russian. As we have many varieties of baked goods on our site, we have divided this section to three subsections.
BARANKA is traditional Russian bread product made from dough that has been boiled before baking. The first mention of baranka in the literary sources can be traced back to the seventeenth century. This bread product is always shaped as a ring and usually Russian people are dipping them into tea to moisturize, as they are rather dry and hard to eat as is. But you CAN eat them as is, if you want, although traditionally you should consume them with a tea. So, if you want to feel yourself like a rich merchant from the old times of Russian Empire, who were often described drinking tea and eating baranka, then buy Russian baranka in our store.
WAFERS are not traditional Russian product, but they were very popular in Soviet times due to being inexpensive and affordable. And they are still popular, available in different shapes and flavors. In our shop we have traditional wafers and glazed ones, with many different fillings and tastes. Russian people are usually consuming them with tea, and we encourage you to buy Russian waffles for your tea party as well.
PRYANIK is another traditional Russian product which was known since the 9th century, but starting from the 15th century, pryanik has become an integral part of Russian national culture and is present in all spheres of life: everyday life, festivals and fairs, folk festivals, and folklore. Traditionally pryaniks are made from flour and honey. Some Russian-English dictionaries translate “pryanik” as “gingerbread”, but this is misleading, since ginger is an optional pryanik ingredient, unlike honey. Since 19th century especially famous in Russia are Tula pryaniks, which we have selection of. But as the pryaniks are traditional Russian sweet for tea drinking, there are lots of other brands and variants of them as well. Still, the Tula pryanik is the most famous and is ideal for a gift, if you want to surprise your relatives, friends or colleagues with something uniquely Russian. Buy Russian pryanik if you want to taste the traditional taste of Russia or as a cool sweet gift from “the land of cold”.