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Butsyky: Recipe of ancient Ukrainian dish

Butsyky: Recipe of ancient Ukrainian dish How to make butsyky (
Author: Maria Kholina

Butsyky is a traditional dish of Ukrainian cuisine with a rich history. For generations, they have been made from wheat flour dough. Butsyky were boiled in water, then pan-fried in butter and typically served with sour cream, honey, or fried onions.

Below are instructions on how to make this simple yet delicious dish.


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 3.5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons honey or 4 tablespoons sour cream


1. Sift the wheat flour, combine it with milk, egg, and baking soda, knead the dough. Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.

2. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2-2.5 mm, then cut it into small square pieces. Join together two opposite ends of each piece to resemble little ears (butsyky). Alternatively, you can keep them as squares.

3. Place the butsyky in boiling salted water, boil for 15-20 minutes, remove them with a slotted spoon, and place them in a skillet with well-heated butter, lightly frying them.

4. Serve butsyky with honey or sour cream. They can also be served with fried onions or mushrooms as a topping.