The prince had spread out near him his purchases, carved boxes, and knick-knacks, paper-knives of all sorts, of which he bought a heap at every watering-place, and bestowed them upon everyone, including Lieschen, the servant girl, and the landlord, with whom he jested in his comically bad German, assuring him that it was not the water had cured Kitty, but his splendid cookery, especially his plum soup.
-Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
We hope you enjoy this classic traditional Cold Plum Soup. This chilled soup was and is still very popular in Russia. The ginger has a soft kick and partners perfectly with the sweet taste of honey and plums.
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- 4 Plums, pitted and cut into quarters
- 1 1/2 c of unsweetened apple cider
- 2 T honey
- 1 fresh thyme sprig
- 1/2 inch of thinly sliced ginger
- 1/4 t ground nutmug
- 1/4 t allspice
- 1/2 t fresh lemon juice
- 4 T sour cream
- 1 T slivered almonds, toasted