The farinaceous food is widely common in Ukrainian cuisine. The one of the most popular dishes is buns (pyrizhky). They are crescent-shaped or long-shaped stuffed pastry buns. In old times, they were the protagonist of every feast in Ukrainian house.
Buns can be baked or fried; made of yeast dough or short pastry; they can be sweet or savory. Also they can have different stuffing. For example, savory buns are filled with meat, potatoes, cabbage, salo, haricot beans, or liver. The sweet one is cooked with apples, apricots, cherries, plums, strawberries, cheese. As a rule, savory buns are fried, and the sweet buns are baked.
The buns are great appetizers, as well as a main course. The sweet buns are served as dessert.