The Tsarina’s Cream

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Preparation info
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Appears in
A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Even the Tsarina, Empress of All Russia, seems too lowly an eponym for this exquisite dessert. So divine is its flavor that some people call it pishcha bogov, “food of the gods.” A perfect ending to a rich meal.


  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (¼ ounce)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups<


Soak the gelatin in the ¼ cup of water, then heat gently until the gelatin dissolves.

Whip the cream just until it begins to form soft peaks. Then beat in the dissolved gelatin, which has cooled somewhat, and the confectioners’ sugar, almond extract, rose water and Maraschino liqueur. Fold in t