Makowiec Polish Poppy Seed Roll
Makowiec Polish Poppy Seed Roll, is very popular in southwestern Pennsylvania where Ed grew up. My mother-in- law, and most other bakers in the area, would often make Makowiec and similar rolls with a nut or apricot filling.
Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) - Polish Housewife
This salad of cucumbers in sour cream is a cool and refreshing side dish. Even in their somewhat wilted state (from the salt and vinegar), they still provide some crunch.
Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie) - Polish Housewife
Szarlotka (z bezową lub bez) or Polish apple pie and is popular all over Poland. Szarloka is different than American apple pie, a classic in its own right!
It’s not as sour as sourdough bread, but it has a wonderful texture and taste, and the egg wash gives the crust a lovely shine. Adding the sauerkraut, almost like adding potato to bread, gives the texture a bit of a bounce.
Chruściki, Chrusty Faworki, Angel Wings
For Christmas or Easter, Polish Angel Wings, Faworki, Chruściki, Chrusty, many names and delicious! #polish #cookies #easter #christmas #polishhousewife
Polish White Sausage - Polish Housewife
Polish White Sausage or biała kiełbasa is a garlicky fresh (not smoked) sausage that has so many uses. If you’ve had żurek or white barczsz at Easter, this is the sausage that goes in those soups.
Papal Cream Cake
kremówka (cream cookie), pastry cream sandwiched between two layers of puff pastry, very similar to the French Napoleaon, became famous when Pope John Paul II reminisced about the pastry from a bakery in his hometown of Wadowice.
No Fail Easter Lamb Cake
An Easter Lamb Cake is a popular centerpiece in many Polish homes. It’s a tradition that followed the Polish diaspora to the United States. If you want to try one, I have the recipe and decorating ideas, my own and others.