Russian Schweinebraten Baked with Dough Crust

Schweinebraten is a German (or Austrian) pork roast dish. The Russian version is originally called Буженина (Buzhenina) and is somewhat different.


In my family, we made Buzhenina as boiled pork and only recently I started roasting it in foil wrapping or in bag. The idea of baking meat inside a dough wrapping has interested me a lot, and I’ve decided to try it for myself. The result has exceeded all expectations – soft and tender meat, that could be cut to very thing and light pieces. We’ve prepared around 1 kilogram of meat, and my family has consumed it in less than a day.


1 kilogram of pork neck

1 tbsp (with some extra) of mustart
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 glass olive oil
2 garlic cloves (“squashed” and cut into small cubes)
2 tbsp of grape jam
A couple of drops of spicy oil (*)
Salt, Pepper

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