The hidden delights of the lowly potato (or, my new favorite Russian dessert)

September 27, 2017

The unassuming name “картошка” (or  картофель), meaning “potato”, not only indicates the popular root vegetable staple in Russia – it is alsothe name of a popular no-bake chocolate early Soviet-era dessert that was created as a way for Soviet public cafeterias (or столовая) to utilize leftover cake crumbs and cut-offs. Simply mix the crumbs with