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…

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…

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…

Ginger cinnamon cookies

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. No question about it. I’m waiting for baking and preparing Christmas food more than anything. Gingerbread cookies and cinnamon ginger cookies are awesome because of their great christmasy flavor and the fact that they are ready in no time. And let’s not lie to each other, if…

Jam filled butter cookies+ video

Today I made butter cookies filled with homemade jam. They are delicate, very buttery and a perfect coffee addition. I love simple butter cookies but adding jam to them gives them a nice moisture and a fruity flavor. They look beautiful and very appetizing with a jam dollop in the middle. Cutting them out does…

Zebra cake

I have for you today a great cake for your afternoon coffee or tea. This vanilla and chocolate cake is commonly called a zebra cake because of its black and white stripes. It’s super moist but very light at the same time with delicate sweetness. Not to mention the eye-catching pattern that makes this dessert…

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate cake is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind hearing the word zucchini. Zucchinis are so awesome and can be transformed into anything. I still haven’t tried the zoodles (zucchini noodles) but I’m pretty sure I would love them. In this recipe grated zucchini looses its flavor for the most part but…