Faworki (chrusty)+ VIDEO

Faworki (chrusty) also called angel wings in English are a deep-fried, crispy pastry shaped into twisted ribbons. They are traditionally served during the period called carnival, that is after Christmas and before Lent, the most important day of that time is called Fat Thursday when you are supposed indulge on faworki and pączki (polish donuts)…

Eggplant caviar

Eggplant caviar is a paste made of roasted eggplants and peppers as well as garlic and parsley. I found this recipe in the book called ‘Kuchnia polska’ (Polish cuisine) that I got for Christmas. I was so excited when I got it and finally I made my first meal from there. By the way, isn’t…

Beet, carrot and onion salad

Crunchy, fresh and healthy salad with beets, carrot, green apple and onion with lemon and garlic dressing, topped with chopped parsley and sunflower seeds. A perfect veggie side for dinner or a lunch. I’m used to cooked beets in salads or just by themselves and I rarely use raw beets but this salad is going…

Mustard herring rollmops with pickles

Today I’m serving pickled herring fillets with mustard and onions and pickles inside. They are definitely big in Eastern Europe. Could be served as an appetizer at a party, which is what usually happens at parties or Christmas in Poland, or a side dish. This recipe was developed by my mom. My husband, who is…

Tatar (beef tartare)

Tatar, or beef tartare in English, is a dish consisting of raw and spiced ground sirloin served with chopped onions and pickles and sometimes an egg yolk on top. I know that eating raw meat may seem a little extreme to some but it is seriously really good. People are mostly afraid of bacteria. Well,…

Delicate biscuits

Me and my parents made these biscuits together when I was in Poland. We used a super old machine (at least 50 years old) to form them which I thought would be so cool to show you. Also, they have a sentimental value for my dad who had them as a kid and I figured…

Jagodzianki (blueberry scones)

Finally, it’s time for a jagodzianki recipe! You might have seen a picture I uploaded a while ago about them. Jagodzianka augustowska is a traditional blueberry bun from my hometown (Augustów). It was recently included in a European Union’s list of traditional and regional products Forests there are so magically gorgeous and blueberries that grow here…

Pears in syrup

Hello for the first time in 2017! I wanted to wish you a wonderful year, filled with joy, love, laughter and, of course, delicious Eastern European food. My Christmas and New Years Eve was very special this year because I spend it in Poland with my family and friends. It was so magical and precious…

Pierogi z kapustą i grzybami (with sauerkraut and mushrooms)

Pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms are one of the most popular Eastern European dishes served during festive Christmas Eve dinner. They are sour and filling and you can’t mistake them for anythin else. The recipe for this pierogi dough was developed by the best cook I know- my grandma. It’s elastic and soft. And if…

Mushroom soup

Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally meatless in Eastern Europe. That’s why mushrooms and fish are main stars of that day. My parents said this year was great for mushrooms so they picked some beautiful borowiki and prawdziki and dried them. I seriously wish you could smell them right now throught he screen. Mushroom soup is…