Easy Bishkek Dessert Idea: Warm Cinnamon Apples & Honey Cake


This dessert (or Wednesday morning breakfast…) is super easy to make and looks great (especially if you’re having people over for dinner and want to impress them with your two-minute presentation skills).

You will need:

  • Approximately 1/2 slice honey cake (medovnik) per person.  DO NOT BUY THE MEDOVNIK AT NARODNIE! IT IS AWFUL AND TASTES LIKE STYROFOAM
  • 1-2 red or yellow apples
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, with possible nutmeg, allspice or ginger
  • Kaymak (Turkish clotted cream), Smetana or Greek Yogurt for topping
  • Possible crushed walnut for topping


  • Thinly slice the apples and place in a microwave-safe bowl with spices and maybe 1/4 tsp butter. Microwave for 2-3 min
  • Thinly slice the medovnik and artfully arrange on the plate.
  • Microwave the medovnik for ~20-30 seconds to warm it up.
  • Top medovnik with apples, kaymak/yogurt, crushed walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.



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