|My Russian dolls from Ukraine.|
I did some research on Russian food before attempting to create something and headed straight to all recipes.com which I trusted would have some great home-cooked type of Russian food, and it did! I found a recipe to make Chicken Kiev, Kartoshnik, and a Ukrainian Apple Cake.
For dessert, I found a recipe for an Ukrainian Apple Cake called a Yabluchnyk which sounded really nice and rustic. The base is a dense cake texture and the top is sliced apples with a strudel creating that traditional cinnamon aroma while it's baking in the oven. <http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ukrainian-apple-cake-yabluchnyk/detail.aspx>
Overall, I survived creating some Russian cuisine with a little Canadian flare! ;)