1530 Kissel from raspberries, red or black currants, cherries, or plums

Kisel’ iz maliny, krasnoj ili chernoj smorodiny, iz vishen’, iz sliv

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

  • About


  • glasses, or 1 lb, cleaned currants or 4–5 glasses raspberries
  • ½–1 glass sugar
  • 1 glass sieved potato flour
  • lemon zest
  • sugar and cream to serve separately


    Crush the berries with a spoon, dilute with water, and strain. Pour ¼ or ½ lb sugar scraped over lemon zest onto 5 glasses of this juice, bring to a boil, and pour in the flour diluted with 1 glass cold water, etc.

    To preserve a good color, all these kissels must be cooked in a stoneware pot or copper basin. This recipe produces a very thick kissel.