On 16th of February in Poland we celebrated Fat Thursday. On that day pretty much every person in my country ate some kind of sweet, fatty thing like doughnut, angel wing etc. Tradition says one needs to do it to have a rich and a prosperous year ahead. So on that day I prepared these doughnuts which we call literally little tyres. They were easy to make and I enjoyed eating my portion of luck ;). The recipe comes from here. Enjoy!
I have a phase for blueberries so decided to prepare some yeast buns filled with them and top it off with vanilla crumble. The result was delicious. This kind of buns it a traditional sweet roll Polish people buy in the summer. I am glad they came out as the original ones I know from my country. I used two recipes to make them which come from here. Enjoy!
After spending some time in Poland, I felt like having something traditional which my mom would make for me when I was a child. My choice was a sweet version of pierogi served often during summer. You can use all kinds of berries, strawberries and blueberries are the best choice though. Enjoy!
Mazurek is a traditional cake baked for Easter in Poland. There was no tradition of making mazurek in my family home but I remembered the taste of it from multiple visits to aunts and grandmas. I think by far my favourite mazurek is made from chocolate, caramel and nuts but I wanted to try something different and chose this one. It comes from Dorota and it tastes the best after 1-2 days. Enjoy!
In Poland we call them pancakes but most of you know them as crepes. Traditionally we serve them with curd cheese, fresh cream and sugar. They take me back to my childhood, to the times when I would wait for my mom to prepare them and then try and eat them without spreading cheese all over my face and clothes (as you know small kids tend to fail at that ;)). I took the recipe from here. Enjoy!
I know, I know… most of you know doughnuts as the ones with the holes inside. In Poland doughnuts look like the ones on the picture above and the ones with the holes we call simply “tyres”. Polish tradition calls for doughnuts during Fat Thursday. Eating at least one is supposed to help in being happy the entire year ahead. I prepared them last weekend because I liked the picture and the recipe on this website. They are delicious! Too bad I cannot eat more than 1-2 doughnuts one time…
In Poland we call it “Hungarian” pie (and it really has nothing to do with Hungary) or gypsies’ pancake. I fell in love with it while on holidays in Tatra’s mountain. Got it one day for a dinner and I was sold. Since then I wanted to make it but I hate grating potatoes. Finally I prepared it and it was totally worth it! Found the recipe here. Enjoy!
Yummy… last Sunday I finally prepared polish apple pancakes with addition of yeast. They make them thicker and give them different structure from normal pancakes. My mom used to make them when I was small, especially during fasting time. I like to serve them with an icing sugar but you can also have them with jam, syrup or honey. My recipe comes from here with little modifications. Enjoy!
Angel wings (in Polish faworki or chrust, chrusty, chruścik) are traditionally made in Poland during the Carnival and Fat Thursday. It’s a kind of crispy pastry shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with icing sugar. Lots of recipes out there, I found this one on several websites. Enjoy!