Marcinek Podlaski Cake is a traditional dessert originating from the Podlasie region in Poland. It is made up of many very thin layers of cake, filled with cream between layers. According to my research, in Podlasie, some housewives even prepare Marcinek Podlaski with up to 20 layers of cake! It is a popular and delicious […]
Łężnie – Bieszczadzkie kotlety ziemniaczane z kapustą kiszoną Łężnie Potato Cutlets with sauerkraut have their origins in old Lemko cuisine, which was prevalent in the Bieszczady area of Poland before World War II. Although they were displaced during the war, remnants of their culinary heritage can still be found in the region, including dishes like
Parzybroda Świętokrzyska Parzybroda is a simple dish made from potatoes and cabbage, with bacon and onions. It’s one-pot peasant dish served hot. The exact origin of this dish is not precisely determined, but I associate it with Świętokrzyskie area. Below recipe I got from my friend Agnieszka, we studied together and we were flatmates, it
Wuzetka is a delicious Polish cake, it consists of two layers of soft, moist and fluffy cocoa sponge and a layer of fluffy whipped cream in between. The surface is glazed with chocolate ganache. After Wuzetka cake is portioned into squares, each portion gets an additional dollop of whipped cream. I put also sour cherries
Pyzy z mięsem Our grandmothers were true pioneers when it came to running a household. They exemplified the art of zero waste cooking, demonstrating an unparalleled ability to create delicious meals from seemingly nothing. Their culinary skills went beyond taste; they were budget-conscious, resourceful, and incredibly efficient in the kitchen. Wasting food was simply not
Małdrzyki – White Cheese Pancakes are a delicious idea for Polish supper, Sunday breakfast or just a sweet snack. It’s a sweet dish, however healthy, as its main ingredient is Twaróg, often in Poland referred to as white cheese. They originate in Małopolska, they are sometimes called: Małdrzyki Krakowskie. On the other hand this kind
Pyry z Gzikiem is a delicious simple dish, with origins in Greater Poland – Wielkopolska. Its capital is Poznań, so next time visiting Poznań, don’t forget to try it in a local restaurant:) Pyry mean: potatoes, but it’s a regional expression, used only in Wielkopolska. Gzik is a farmers cheese with fresh veggies, in other
Śledź po Kaszubsku Pomerania is a region of Poland where you can eat the freshest Polish Baltic fish. Herring is undoubtedly the most popular fish in Poland. Each time when I visit Polish Baltic Sea coast I eat Kashubian Style Herring, this time after I come back, I found a recipe and made it myself.
This Chłodnik – cold soup – my Grandma was making us quite often, we loved to eat it accompanied by boiled potatoes sprinkled with sauteed onions and/or fried bacon. I remember that we used to have only one shared plate of potatoes (with onions, bacon and dill) for the whole family and we would scooped
Galareta, Zimne Nogi, Zimne Nóżki, Studzienina, Nóżki w Galarecie, Galert All of the names above have the same meaning, they describe one Polish dish – Jellied Pigs Feet. In my family house we called it Galareta as it actually is and looks like a meat and veggies jelly. You don’t add extra gelatin as bones
Kluski Szare If You like potato dumplings, you’d love Kluski Szare. They are called grey – because of their greyish coloring, which is a result of using raw potatoes. Grey Potato Dumplings are regional Polish dish, they are most popular in Greater Poland and in Silesia. They are delicious with fried diced kiełbasa and onions.
Oberiba – Śląska zupa z kalarepy Oberiba – Kohlrabi Soup is a soup traditionally cooked in Silesia area in Poland. Silesian cuisine is still new to me, but what I’ve tried so far was so good. You may like to check Silesian Dumplings or Silesian Beef Roulade – all so delicious and worth trying. Oberiba
Barszcz Ukraiński This is my mom’s version of Barszcz Ukraiński. Polish Ukrainian Barszcz is probably more Polish than Ukrainian, this is just a soup that we call Barszcz Ukraiński. Compared to typical Polish barszcz there is more vegetables and for me, the main difference is that we add white beans and cabbage to Polish Ukrainian
Cabbage rolls are a staple on Polish tables and next to pierogi they are one of the most popular Polish dishes. Most of the people make classic meat and rice gołabki, but Polish cuisine has much more to offer, with vegetarian options available! You can boil or bake them. Some serve gołąbki with tomato sauce,
Kresowe kotlety z kasza gryczaną Hreczanyki – patties with buckwheat and ground meat – are of Ukrainian origins, still after XX century war migration they came to Poland and now they are a popular dish in a region of Bieszczady. I was looking for a dish that links Poland and Ukraine.
Kresowe gołąbki ziemniaczane There is quite a lot of work with Potato Stuffed Cabbage Rolls preparation, but the taste is so good, that you need to check it out. The recipe comes from the eastern borderlands, I found information that they were cooked in Lviv, which is a territory of today’s Ukraine.
Śląska rolada wołowa Silesian Beef Roulade is next to Silesian dumplings – kluski śląskie probably the most popular Silesian dishes. They both go together so well too. The third element to get perfect Silesian dinner is modra kapusta– a stew of red cabbage.
Lately, while looking for some new not so popular Polish Christmas Eve traditions and foods, I came across recipe for Christmas Eve Beans. Next day I found this year’s fresh “Jaś” beans on a farmers market and decided to check it out. Recipe is really easy, I tried it and I loved it. Let me
I found Potato Copa Śląska recipe looking for plum cooking ideas. It so reminded me of Plum Knedle – the same ingredients, the same deliciousness. Making Copa is for me actually a lazy way to have the same great flavor, without time consuming knedle preparation. Silesian cuisine is still a greenfield for me, but all
Zupa z fasoli “Piękny Jaś” Once I came across fresh large bean on the local farmer market, I wanted to cook Bean and Sausage Soup. The bean was called Piękny Jaś, meaning: Handsome Johnny:) This flat, kidney-shaped bean is white, large, delicate and a little bit sweat in taste. It is actually a regional specialty,