Category: Poland

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Silesian Potato Dumplings (Kluski Śląskie)

I grew up in Silesia, a part of Poland, which – due to its turbulent history and geography – is a melting pot of Slavic and Germanic traditions. A Sunday dinner in our house was literally unthinkable without kluski. Made with cooked potatoes they are chewy and gummy in texture and unlike any other type […]

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A selection of my favorite Christmas cookies

Advent is the time of baking cookies. This tradition dates back to a time when baking ingredients like sugar, spices, almonds, dates, and other dried fruit and nuts were unaffordable and such a luxury that the little biscuits were only made and consumed in the wintertime to sweeten the anticipation for Christmas. Most of the […]

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Polish Spiced Plum Butter (Powidła)

The natural sweetness of ripe Italian plums (in Poland known as węgierki, literally Hungarians) blends perfectly with the earthy, pungent aroma and spicy flavor of fresh ginger and the sweet, woody fragrance of cinnamon. Since ginger has a very strong flavor, I suggest that you add it gradually, spoon by spoon, to match your taste. […]