Slavic Bakers Invited to Show Their Skills

2014 Simply Slavic Baking Contest Winners

Growing up Slavic in the Mahoning Valley meant slices of kolachi or homemade chrusciki in your lunch box instead of Twinkies and Oreos. The organizers of Simply Slavic want to encourage the perpetuation of those recipes and traditions.

One way they do so is the Annual Slavic Baking Competition to be held at the 5th Annual Simply Slavic Festival on Saturday, June 20th 2015. Organizers are inviting the region’s best amateur bakers to put their favorite recipe to the test!

Homemade Youngstown Pirohy Recipe

These can be filled with many different fillings. The most popular is a potato cheese filling (mash boiled potatoes and add cheddar or other cheese to taste…I use Velveeta). Other fillings are sweet cabbage, lekvar, apricot, cottage cheese, sauerkraut and many others!)