Other than korovayi and bread, I also looooove baking dessert, both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian alike. Cookies, pies, tortes, cakes, cupcakes, you name it. I’ve been on a cupcake kick for a few years now because they allow my creative side to take over (plus they’re usually simpler to make than tortes and cakes). I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this sooner, but cupcake + korovai = mini korovai. Mind. blown.
I mean, how cute are they?!
I made a few of these cupcake-sized korovaichyky in my muffin tins as a test run, and I’m happy to report that they came out really well. Since these were not made to order, my family had them for breakfast the next day. Mmmmm, soft, feathery, sweet, fluffy korovai bread. We like to eat them with a bit of sweet butter and a dash of honey. Pure heaven! These korovaichyky tasted as delicious as they looked.
I adorned them with standard-sized doves and a few sprigs of periwinkle around the base. These would make some pretty fantastic wedding favours, wouldn’t you agree?