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Martin Dawes wrote in his review of Portuguese tarts in the Sheffield area.
The best Pastel de Nata I had was in the Café Suica in the Baixa, a wonderful little gem of a tart, light and creamy filling contrasting with crisp, flaky pastry
We are so proud that his conclusion was:
I have tried the pastel de nata from Cossack Cuisine, which had a stall at Nether Edge Farmers’ Market. They cost £1.40 but are the nearest in taste and texture to those in Lisbon
Thank you Martin 🙂
This one is based in Sheffield and is backed up by over a quarter of a century of writing about food and reviewing restaurants for the Sheffield Star.
The rest of my table were going Russian for the starter taking up the offering from the Cossack Cuisine stall, which was “Baltic Cod Fish cakes served with a gem lettuce leaf, and a cheese and watercress garlic dip”. This was a winner of a plate from start to finish. The batter surrounding the lightly salted cod chunks was neither soggy or too crisp, it had a great bite, I was surprised how moreish the dip was, it looked a bit messy but it was certainly tasty. The best way to eat this starter was to make little lettuce wraps of fish cake and dip. Not my first choice starter, but I did enjoy pinching everyone elses.
The Cossack Cuisine offering for the Main was the “Cossack Bread Bowl”. This came with a choice of fillings, the meat filling option was a ‘handcrafted artisan sausage bacon and bean stew’, there was a vegetarian option too but I wasn’t paying any attention to that. The bowl came with a ‘Russian Winter Salad’ which was described as a ‘colourful julienne of beetroot and ‘other’ crunchy vegetables in a vinaigrette marinade’, it also comes with a cucumber, lettuce, and rocket green salad with a small pot of citrus vodka dressing. As I had shared my Porco Pulled Pork, I also had a half of one of these bread bowls. I really liked the filling, the sausage was firm and flavoursome, and the beetroot was light pickled with just the right amount of tang, but I couldn’t eat all the bread.
Pretty much everyone I spoke to, not just at our table were smitten with the Russian Honey Gateaux with Cointreau fresh cream from Cossack Cuisine. I am not particularly a cake man, but even I was quite content to share a slice of this. It came with a “Russian Kiss”, which is apparently some sort of cream cheese biscuit treat. I never saw that bit of the plate, I think it was eaten by someone on the way back to our table.
Full review here.
The UK’s pioneer of fresh Russian food to take home.
At Cossack Cuisine we have first chef in the UK to offer fresh handmade food from all around the former Soviet Union. This includes hearty dishes from the west, to spicy dishes from the south, all for hassle-free serving in your home.
Healthy & locally sourced ingredients.
Without compromising on the authentic delicious taste, we deliberately augment our food with superfoods and highly nutritious natural ingredients, all sourced locally. Vegetarian and gluten free foods are also available.
Delighting British folk with a new foreign cuisine.
Our growing fan base enjoy the range of savory and sweet Russian foods we offer. Foods that they had never tasted before. Come along and try samples of the food we have to offer. Our customers say, ’You’re different and not what I expected, but in a good way!’
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Run by a a great team, Cossack Cuisine sells all manners of baked Russian savouries, sweets and cakes. They’re often found at Briggate’s World Feast. Be sure to try owner Leeza Murina’ St. Petersburg Pie, made using her grandmother’s recipe.
“Cossack Cuisine” is the Russian fresh homemade food company started by Stephen Jones with the input of Leeza Murina in June 2012. Though its origins go back much further.
Leeza says: ‘Back in St. Petersburg, where I was born I have my famous musical family to thank for my baking career. I grew up with a mum, grandmother and grandfather who were a celebrated concert pianist, conductor and choirmaster respectively. I was the black sheep of the family – musically illiterate but with such a desire to impress my gifted family with my own talents. With my grandfather’s guidance, I turned my hands to conducting the ingredients of our pantry. I quickly learned how to please people’s mouths as opposed to their ears!
As the only non-musician in the family, baking became an expression of my creativity and today it has become my forte!’
After meeting Stephen, who is a chef in his own right, having opened his first restaurant aged 24, Leeza was happy to share her family recipes with him and guide him in the creation of amazing Russian food. It provides Leeza with an opportunity to relax and be creative.
We retail our food and also offer exclusive wholesale arrangements. It’s our desire to share our love of quality Russian food with as many people we can 🙂
Have you any idea how many tweets I’ve retweeted on the basis that I MIGHT win something? No, me neither. But I’m guessing lots… and I bet I’m not the only one! And how many prizes have you all won? Yep, me too. Zilcho.
Well, recently my luck changed… very much so for the better and I won a three course meal at Cossack Cuisine for retweeting something about their signature Russian Honey Cake. How very exciting?!
Now, I have to be honest, I was a little apprehensive about eating a three course meal at the market. I absolutely love the place, but I couldn’t imagine how this was going to work. ……
All in all, we were impressed with the food at Cossack Cuisine. For me, the highlight was the beef, coriander and cream stew and I think I’ll be trying that again. I’ll also be returning for takeaway lunches of soups and pies (and I want to try the salads), especially when I’m taking a longer lunch and have time to wander down to the market.
Have you tried Cossack Cuisine? Full article here with more images of our food too.