Our granny Marg is nicknamed the Beet Roll Queen for good reason: she loves to make beet rolls. Before any big holiday, you can find her at her kitchen table with a giant batch of fresh bread dough and a mountain of beet leaves just rolling away to the sound of Johnny Cash in the background. Beet rolls are a traditional Ukrainian dish and they are simply addictive. Of course, Granny’s version is rather rich (putting it mildly). We are including both versions here, the real deal along with a vegan version.
You’ll need a large roasting pan with a lid for this dish and a good amount of time, as they take a while to make. We don’t do this traditionally, but some people put chopped fresh dill in the whipping cream before pouring it on or add it to the sour cream before serving. Either would taste amazing!
Excerpted from Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer. Copyright © 2019 by Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer. Photography copyright © 2019 by Janis Nicolay. Published by Penguin Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.