Guriev Kasha

Гурьевская каша

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

This classic Russian dessert is as full of calories as it is of panache. It was named after Count Dmitri Guriev, Tsar Alexander II’s Minister of Finance, well known for his high-living ways. Guriev Kasha may be served warm from the oven or chilled.


  • cups light cream (or half milk and half cream)—see note
  • ¾ cup regular Cream of Wheat


Bring the cream to a boil in a deep saucepan, and then slowly pour in the Cream of Wheat, stirring constantly. Add the pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, until thick. Then stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Keep warm.

While the Cream of Wheat is cooking, caramelize the nuts. In a large frying pan place the sugar and the lemon juice. Carefully heat until the sugar begin