Kissel is a jelly-like dessert or drink. It is made of starch or cereal crops (oats, rye, wheat, hemp, peas). In olden days, Russian kissel was obtained by soaking the grains (for example, oats); Basically, it was the poor’s food. Today a fairly liquid kissel is made from starch with fruit taste: the dish eventually has turned into a drink. Such a kissel can be used as a sweet sauce for a pie.


  • Brown sugar – 2/3 cup
  • potato starch – 2-3 tbsp.
  • frozen black currant (or other red frozen berries) – 450 g

Preparation method (receipt)

Cover frozen currants with 0.5 cup water and bring to the boil under a lid. Remove from fire and pass through a sieve; preserve the juice. Pour the remaining marc into 1 liter boiling water, add sugar and cook for 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve and bring to the boil. Dilute starch in 1 cup drinking cold water and slowly pour into the boiling liquid, stirring constantly so that no lumps form. Add currant juice and cook for 2 minutes without boiling, otherwise the kissel will be liquid. Pour the kissel into cups or jelly glasses and cool for 30 minutes.

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