Russian Cottage Pudding


Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Drochona, one of the oldest Russian foods, is a simple batter pudding, often spiked with grated potatoes, fruits, or caviar. But even in its plain state, drochona is still satisfying: its name stems from the archaic verb drochit’, “to pamper” or “to coddle.”


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs


Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add the flour, then stir in the salt and milk. Beat on the high speed of an electric mixer for 5 minutes, or by hand, until the mixture is light and frothy. Then stir in the cranberries.

Preheat the oven to 350