Set the "baking" mode, add salt, sugar, pepper mixture, dried parsley and bay leaf to taste.
Sugar is needed here in order to smooth out the acid of pickles and cabbage.
Always put dry herbs in hot dishes during cooking, this gives a richer taste than fresh. Stir the borscht, bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat until tender. As soon as a distinct aroma of the dish appears in the apartment, it means that the dish is ready.
Turn off the heat, let it brew for about 20 minutes. The dish is served hot with sour cream and herbs.