Usual everyday Polish Beet Soup is what I remember my Grandma Emilka was cooking every second Friday. The color is fantastic, the flavor is sweet and sour. Beet soup is thick thanks to grated beets and potatoes added. I definitely need to have this soup more often:)Continue reading “Beet Soup”
In June vegetables are still fresh and young. I use the last days before Summer to prepare Botwinka- traditional Polish soup made of young beets and beet leaves.Continue reading “Botwinka – Young Beet Leaves Soup”
Baked beetroot cream soup is one of my favorite soups from childhood. Made from baked beets with caramelized onion, naturally sweat – this is what comfort food means to me:)Continue reading “Baked beetroot cream soup”
Healthy and tasty- try beetroot salad as a side dish to your dinner.Continue reading “Beetroot salad”
This herring salad has few layers of ingredients with herring on the bottom of it, that is why it is usually called Herring under a blanket. This is one of my favorite herring dishes for Christmas Eve and Christmas.Continue reading “Herring under a blanket/ Śledzie pod pierzynką”
Small Dumplings with Sauerkraut and Wild Mushrooms
Uszka for Borscht are perfect for Christmas Eve to be served with beets borscht.
If you want to cook borscht with dumplings you need to plan it in advance, check it here: http://cookinpolish.com/beetroot-borscht/.Continue reading “Uszka for Borscht”
Barszcz z uszkami
Beets Borscht with Uszka is traditionally prepared for Christmas Eve in many Polish homes. As the opposite to borscht sometimes forest mushrooms soup is prepared, however not in my family house- we love beets borscht:)
One important ingredient of Borscht is a beets kvas/ leaven which you need to prepare few days before. How to prepare a leaven you can check here: https://cookinpolish.com/kvas-leaven-for-borscht/.
These amounts of ingredients are set for a big family and there will be enough of Borscht for Christmas Eve and the Christmas as well:)
For Christmas Eve we usually have Beets Borscht with Uszka, while for other occasions we have it for example with Sauerkraut and Wild Mushrooms Buns.Continue reading “Beets Borscht with Uszka”
Zakwas na Barszcz
If you plan to cook natural, healthy and delicious Polish beets Borscht, for example for Polish traditional Christmas Eve, you need to prepare beets kvas/ leaven for borscht few days before. Kvas is actually a water from fermented beets.
From this amounts of ingredients you will get about 2 portions od kvas to borscht. I usually prepare more leaven. One portion I use for Borscht and the rest I refrigerate and drink everyday half a cup of it. I love this taste, it is also very healthy drink. When you drink kvas, you get vitamins, minerals and probiotics. It’s so good to your immune.Continue reading “Kvas/ Leaven for Borscht”