Faworki, Chrust, Angel Wings

Known by many names, meaning dried twigs or brushwood, Chrust, Faworki or Angel Wings, these little, powdered sugar treats appear en masse in the last week of Carnival, just before Lent. Trays piled high with Faworki and Pączki fill the supermarkets and bakeries for Tłusty Czwartek or Fat Thursday. Faworki are also very popular in areas of the U.S….

Marzipan Potatoes (Marzipankartoffeln)

Marzipankartoffeln is little round or potato-shaped candy (hence the name) sold in Germany especially around the Christmas time. I still had some leftover marzipan from my Christmas baking so I decided to make those chewy and tender bonbons for my little marzipan connoisseurs (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 😉 ) Tip:…

French Pumpkin Pie

This French pumpkin pie is not a quick and easy dessert. It takes a few hours spent in the kitchen, mixing, kneading, stirring, rolling and waiting while drinking hot tea and leafing through colourful cookbooks.     The result is a subtly sweet pastry with a silken filling, not quite as spicy and fragrant as the American…

Moelleux Au Chocolat (Warm chocolate tartlets)

Moelleux Au Chocolat is a wonderful dessert on cool and rainy autumn and winter days and if you are expecting guests, you can prepare the chocolate cream in advance up to 8 hours and fill it into the cups. Cover the cups with plastic food wrap and place in the refrigerator. However, the baking time…

New York Cheesecake

I cannot live in the shadow of New York’s skyscrapers and never prepare the City’s most famous dessert, right? My favourite recipe for the classic New York cheesecake has a rich and creamy vanilla topping and a very simple biscuit base. Enjoy the little taste of New York at your table.  

Polish Easter Babka

  This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God…