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Branch Cake Recipes

Provocative appearance and produced in an extremely interesting way is branch cake – Šakotis. Its taste is as impressing as its appearance. And no one argues about the taste of the Lithuanian branch cake – it's fabulous. It’s for a good reason that it came to Lithuania in the beginning of the 20th century and in just over a hundred years have become the centerpiece of every Lithuanian wedding table and a mandatory sweet offering to the most honourable guests.

Bread is a symbol of food in Lihuania’s culture where it is repared with rye flower and imprinted with the sign of the cross that it never runs out.

You can get a taste of authentic Lithuanian cuisine by trying cold beetroot soup, made with natural beet juice and kefir. The latter gives an indescribably refreshing taste to this cold soup. Kefir is one of the oldest fermented milk drinks known to humanity; it is low-calorie (with just 59 kcal in 100 g) and has a positive effect on many bodily functions. Every Lithuanian family makes this low-calorie soup according to their own recipe.