Grandma’s Yeast Dumplings

Years ago my Grandma Emilka was preparing these yeast dumplings for Christmas Eve, she was using her own recipe – some of this and a handful of that, just like an experienced Polish cook. Nowadays my sister Kasia got over- she recreated recipe and now she is making the best Grandma’s Yeast Dumplings. They are …

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Polish Poppy Seed Roll

Makowiec Polish Poppy Seed Roll Makowiec is traditional Polish dessert, in my family we always have it for both: Christmas and Easter. My mum makes it without any recipe and makes 4 rolls each time, I made my best to put her instructions in writing and limit the amounts to make 2 rolls. Makowiec for …

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Sauerkraut and Mushrooms Buns

Paszteciki z Kapustą i Grzybami My Mum used to bake this kind of small Sauerkraut and Mushrooms Buns to accompany beets borscht on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately when I asked her, she did not remember the recipe, what is more interesting, she even didn’t remember that she has been actually baking them:) Eventually I decided to …

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Zamojskie Buckwheat Dumplings

Dumplings are Polish favorite dish. They can have a whole range of fillings: sauerkraut, meat, farmers cheese, fruits. For Christmas Eve meatless pierogi should be on your menu:) They can be served with Beets Borscht. I had Zamojskie Buckwheat Dumplings for the first time when I was in college. I went with other students for …

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Polish Greek Fish

Ryba po grecku Nobody knows why fried fish with steam veggies is in Poland called Polish Greek Fish:) It is just a common name, used from decades by our grandmothers and mothers. Greeks, please do not get offended:) Almost all Poles love it, when we eat Greek fish, we think warmly about Greece and Greeks:) …

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Peas and Cabbage Stew

Groch z kapustą Phrase “peas and cabbage” in Polish common language is defined as mixing two things which do not match. Peas and cabbage stew is not a mess, try:) Historically in Poland cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables. It is cheap, so it’s available for poor people. Is easy to store during …

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Uszka for Borscht

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/.

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