Kołaczki

Long time have past since I posted anything new but finally I found some time and I think you’ll like what you see.  I have for you kołaczki (or kolacky) which are Eastern European cookies made with cream cheese dough and stuffed with jam. They are heavenly moist and buttery but also light and flaky…

Walnut Honey Cream Cake

My mom’s fantastic recipe for a walnut honey cream cake (called orzeczowiec in Polish). It is definitely one of the most requested desserts of all times in my my family. The mix of all the flavors and textures in this cake is everything. Two layers of dough, crunchy honey and walnut as well as sweet…

Makowiec (poppy seed roll)

In my old archives back from when I was in Poland over Christmas I found another little treasure- makowiec (also called makownik sometimes) or a poppy seed roll I made together with my mom according to her recipe. It’s made of sweet yeast dough and stuffed with poppy seed mixed with raisins, candied orange peel…

Simple orange cookies

Crazy easy and addictive orange cookies. The chances are you have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry already. They are delicate and buttery and orange juice and zest make them anything but boring. We got some much snow in Chicago this last couple on days which is so crazy because we got away…

Pączki

How about a recipe for, oh I don’t know, just the best thing that can happen to anybody ever?  Pączki (poonchkee, singular: pączek) are a fried dough pastry, traditional for Polish cuisine. Also known in Ukraine as pampushky and very similar to the American donuts. Pączki are made of light and airy yeast dough, fried,…

Meringue cookies with lemon curd

A few days ago I made these meringue cookies with lemon curd for the first time. To be perfectly honest I didn’t even plan on making them but I had some egg whites leftover from another recipe that required just egg yolks. And if you know me, you already know I don’t like wasting food…

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)…

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…