(Proportions for 6 bowls):
a) In water: Bring 4 bottles water to a boil, pour on ½ lb, or 1¼ glasses, Smolensk buckwheat, salt, and ¼ lb butter. Boil for a rather long time.
b) In milk: 3 bottles milk, 1¼ glasses, or ½ lb, groats, salt, and ⅛ lb butter.
This same kasha may be baked after adding 2 eggs, 2–3 pieces sugar, cinnamon, and ½–1 glass raisins. Serve at the table in the same saucepan. In this case, 2 bottles milk are sufficient.
c) In bouillon: 9 glasses bouillon, 1½ glasses groats, salt, and ½ spoon butter.