Known as Siberian gaol soup, this surprisingly delicious soup is also associated with fasting. No longer as popular although it is improved with the quality of bread. The liquid medium is a choice of kvass, milk, tomato juice, vegetable stock or water, the latter hardly necessary anymore.
- 1.2 litres kvass, warmed / milk, warmed / tomato juice, warmed / water, boiled / vegetable stock, warmed
- 4 bread slices, cut into small squares / 200 g breadcrumbs
- 4 soft-boiled eggs (optional)
- 140 g onions / shallots, chopped small
- 40 g butter
- 5 g salt
- 5 g black pepper
Divide the bread or breadcrumbs into four equal amounts, place in bowl, add onions and a knob of butter in each bowl. Season and pour an equal amount of liquid into each bowl. Stir and eat.