August 14 begins the first of three Christian holidays in August — Honey Spas. It is believed that from this day the bees cease to carry honey from flowers bribes. The cells in the hive at this time is usually filled to capacity, and beekeepers begin to collect. Strict guardians of folk customs with only the first of the Savior began to eat honey, sanctify it previously in the church. Since the beginning of Honey Spas sets strict two-week Assumption fast. Arranged so-called «orphans and widows to help,» when the world helping the poorest and weakest villagers. Also on August 14, were made throughout processions to the water. Traditionally at this time in Russia consecrated the new wells and cleaned old, and made a procession on natural water springs and for the blessing of the water. After the procession bathed in water and bathing livestock, to wash away sins and be healthier. The monastery continued festivities — sedate, no dancing, no songs. Starting Dormition Fast should be strict and only allowed to feast with honey and kvass.
August 19 Orthodox Christians celebrate Transfiguration of Our Lord, which is popularly known as Apple Spas. According to national signs, Feast means approach of autumn and the transformation of nature, night after August 19 get much colder. Eat apples to the Transfiguration was considered a great sin, so believers tried not to eat any fruit except cucumbers.
It was on August 19 in Russia was made to disrupt and consecrate apples and other fruits of the new harvest. Traditionally on this day, people have to treat apples family, relatives, orphans, the poor, not forgetting to honor the memory of deceased loved ones.
In the old days all the Orthodox believers celebrated the Feast is sure: baked pies with apples, boiled apple jam, treated each other. In the evening we went to the field to carry out the songs the sun, and with it the summer.
Many believe that if you eat an apple Transfiguration of the Lord, and before that, make a wish, it will surely come.
August 29 Nut Spas, which is also called the third Saviour, Holy Face, the summer ends. According to legend, the image of the Holy Face was imprinted on the cloth when Christ wiped his face.
The Russian Holy Face image was very honored. With a banner on which was embroidered with the image of the Holy Face, we went to the battle our soldiers. The people also called the third Saviour Christ on canvas, Canvas, and Bread, Walnut. It was believed that this day can and should eat nuts, which by this time had kept pace. Spas bread called this holiday because the day before indicated Assumption, which is associated with the end of the harvest. It ended August 29 peasant home whiten fabrics, sanctify them with holy water, and then began to sell them.
For the dough:
Flour — 100g
Sugar — 575 g
Eggs — 2 pcs.
Tea — 60 ml of vinegar — 60 ml
Ghee 7 Art. l.
Fruit jam or marmalade -2-art. l.
Sodium — 1 hour. L.
To decorate: Walnuts — 1 tbsp.
Brew strong tea (2 teaspoonfuls of tea 1.5 cups of water) and strain.
125 grams of sugar in a frying pan fry until reddish color.
Then gradually sneaky tea and stir. When sugar dissolves in tea, remove from heat and cool.
1 Separate the yolks from the whites. Mash yolks with 250g sugar until white, add a mixture of melted butter and fruit jam, pour ostuzhennoy tea, mix well and whisk together.
Protein whisk with a pinch of salt in a solid foam. In mixture with egg yolks pour wine vinegar diluted with soda in it, quickly stir Stir in salt, wheat flour — do not cease to interfere. Enter the beaten egg whites. Transfer the resulting dough into a form that greased and sprinkled with breadcrumbs or flour. Bake the cake about 040 minutes at 180 ° C. Willingness to check the dry kindling.
Ready cake cool, lubricate the surface of the fruit jam and sprinkle heavily toasted and crushed walnuts.
Apple muffins with walnuts
Flour — 100g
Sugar 100 g
Walnut — 10G
Apple — 1 pc
Chicken egg — 1 pc
Milk — 1/2-cm.
Vegetable oil — 1 / 2st.
Disintegrant — 1.5 hours. L.
Koritsa- 1 hour. L.
Sol 1 hour. L.
Mix a cup of sifted flour, salt, baking powder, add the sugar and cinnamon.
another bowl, beat the egg with a fork, add butter and milk, mix well
Peel the apple peel, grate and add to liquid ingredients. Nuts coarsely chop and add to the dry ingredients.
Combine liquid and dry parts, but not kneaded long enough so that all connected. The dough should have a thick and lumpy though.
Oil the molds, filling them 2/3 and bake in a preheated 180 ° C oven for 20 minutes. Check readiness with a toothpick.
Flavored cookies with hazelnuts.
Flour — 550 g
Butter — 2OO g
Cane sugar -150 g
Cocoa powder — 40 g
Egg 1 unit.
Coffee beans — 1 hour. L.
vanilla sugar -1g
Allspice — 10 peas
Carnation — 5 buds
Cinnamon sticks — 1 pc
Sea salt — 1 star anise a whisper — 1 pc
Break cinnamon sticks and put them in a coffee grinder or blender. There also put the star anise, cloves, allspice and coffee beans. Grind to a powder. Sift the flour, add the grind spices and vanilla sugar.
Nuts are lightly fry in a dry frying pan.
Cool and chop with a knife. K flour, add the nuts and chilled butter, sugar, beaten egg, salt and mix by hand. The mixture should turn out almost dry, but keep the shape. If you got too fat, then add a tablespoon of flour.
The mixture cover with foil and store in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take, divide into four pieces and roll into thick sausages 3-4 centimeters. For convenience, wrap them in plastic wrap. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours for cooling. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Sausages slice thickness of 1 cm, put on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Serve biscuits certainly coffee!
Sausages is obtained not roll the dough crumbles, do not worry! Melt butter 30-50 grams. The dry mixture add 1 tbsp. l. oil and thoroughly kneaded. As soon as the sausage roll over is not necessary to add oil.
Mushroom pate with herbs
Mushrooms — 500 g
Soft cheese — 260 g
Dry white wine — 2 Art. l.
Vegetable oil — 5 tablespoons. l.
Bow head -1
Garlic — 2 eubchika
Fresh Thyme — 2 hours. l.
Fresh rosemary -1 hr. Liter.
Salt and ground black pepper to taste -by
Bread or crackers — feed
Preheat oil in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms, chopped garlic and onion and cook for about 8 minutes.
Add the wine and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Cool slightly.
Put in a blender cheese, mushrooms, salt, pepper and Peremel into a homogeneous mass. There also add finely chopped thyme and rosemary and roll again. Serve room temperature pate with crackers or toasted slices of bread. Mushroom pate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Chicken liver pate with mushrooms
Chicken liver — 1O0 g
Mushrooms 100 g
Onions kg -1.
Cream — 70 ml
Butter — Article 5. l.
Salt, black pepper, thyme -by taste
Wash and chop the liver slices, diced onions. Mushrooms cut into 4 pieces. Heat 1 tbsp. l. of butter in a pan, add the onion and cook until soft. Add to the onions and fry the liver from all sides, pour the cream and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the liver, salt, pepper and season with thyme. Simmer another 5 minutes. Check the readiness of the liver, transfer to a blender bowl, add the remaining butter and grind into a homogeneous mass.
Refrigerate pie for two hours, then serve with toast.
Korean appetizer of cucumber
Cucumber — 100 g
Onion 1 piece.
Chili pepper — 1 pc.
Soy sauce — 2 tablespoons. l.
Garlic — 2 cloves
Vegetable oil for frying
Cut the cucumber into thin strips. Onions cut into half rings. Garlic and chilli chop. Heat the oil in a frying pan, fry the garlic, chilli, add the onions, cook until soft. Put the cucumbers and onions to cook for 5 minutes.
Add soy sauce to taste, cook for another 5 minutes. Serve as a snack in a cold and hot.
Tomato sandwiches «Rosy cheeks»
Cheese — 100 g
Fresh tomatoes — 2 pcs.
Lettuce — 1 bunch
Garlic — 1zubchika
Mayonnaise for refueling
Ground black pepper to decorate
Put the platter lettuce. Tomatoes cut into circles of 1 cm thick. Grate the cheese, garlic pass through a masher, mix and season with mayonnaise, put on slices of tomatoes. Sprinkle with black pepper.