In “Yasnaya Polyana” they shared a recipe for walnut pudding from Sofya Andreevna

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The cookbook of Sofia Andreevna Tolstoy contains 162 entries with recipes and home advice. Many of them reflect family traditions and family friendships.

Employees of Yasnaya Polyana shared a recipe for walnut pudding, written by Leo Tolstoy’s wife.


– half a loaf

– milk

– 1 egg

– 4 eggs

– 1 spoonful of flour

– 2 tablespoons of sugar

– 1 spoonful of butter

– 450 g walnuts


Soak half of white bread in milk and squeeze it. 4 yolks, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, walnuts, finely crushed, beat the whites and mix all this, put in a mold and put in boiling water so that it boils in a saucepan on the stove. Put out of the mold and serve warm, with sabaen sauce on top.

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