Baked Milk


Preparation info

  • 1 pint

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Varenets is as rich and sweet as condensed milk. The Russians consider it a special treat for coffee, and the skin that forms during baking is prized by connoisseurs. Varenets may be served either warm from the oven or chilled. Its name comes from the Russian varit’, “to cook,” the same root that is found in the word samovar.


  • 4 cups whole milk


Preheat the oven to 300°F. Pour the milk into a large shallow earthenware baking dish. Bake for about 2 hours, or until the milk has turned a