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Delicious Polish Egg Bread Recipe, This Bread is Usually only Found in Poland

Delicious Polish Egg Bread Recipe, This Bread is Usually only Found in Poland

Delicious Polish Egg Bread Recipe This fantastic recipe brings Poland right to your door. This wonderful bread can be enjoyed all year round and is great for the holidays.

Ingredients for the Delicious Polish Egg Bread Recipe:

5 packages active dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm water, divided
1 quart whole milk
1 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon salt
10 eggs, room temperature
5 pounds bread flour

Directions for Polish Egg Bread:

Dissolve yeast packages in 1 cup of warm water; set aside.

Bring milk to a boil. Remove from heat; add remaining 1 cup water, butter, and 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of salt; stir until butter melts. Pour in sugar and stir until dissolved.

When milk mixture has cooled to lukewarm, stir in dissolved yeast.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs until combined. Whisk milk mixture into eggs. Gradually add 5 pounds of flour.

Transfer dough to a floured work surface, and use a serrated knife to divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball and place the dough in two large oiled bowls. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Once risen, turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and divide into 6 equal portions. Shape the dough into balls. (Dough will be very sticky and soft at this point.) Keep the dough covered with greased plastic wrap while you divide one dough ball into 3 pieces. Shape the dough into three ropes, braid together, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet or parchment-lined baking sheet.

Repeat with the remaining loaves. You should be able to fit two loaves per baking sheet.

Bake loaves in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until hollow-sounding when tapped on top. Let cool, and enjoy!

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizer

This delicious recipe for Polish sausage appetizers are a party favorite. With football season approaching these are a must-have for family gatherings! This original recipe was found on food.com

Ingredients for this Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers:

1 lb kielbasa
1 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1⁄4 teaspoon ginger powder

Recipe for Polish Sausage Appetizers

This delicious recipe for Polish sausage appetizers are a party favorite. With football season approaching these are a must-have for family gatherings! This original recipe was found on food.com

Directions for Polish Sausage Appetizers:

In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients except kielbasa. Mix well, and cook over low heat until well balanced (clear and smooth).
Cut kielbasa into bite size pieces.
Add kielbasa and heat thoroughly.
Make sure heat is low, and cook for at least an hour until the sauce cooks down. The longer it cooks, the better.

Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe creates a delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family. The original recipe was found on allrecipes.com.

This Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe creates a delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family.

Ingredients for this Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe:

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Wonderful Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

Directions for this Sweet and Delicious Polish Cherry Cake Recipe:

Prep: 15 m  Cook:  50 m  Ready In: 1 h 5 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and baking soda together until evenly combined.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the pitted cherries in the butter until they are tender, sprinkling them with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in 1/2 cup olive oil, eggs, and yogurt; use your fingers to lightly stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a soft dough. Scrape the batter into a 9×12-inch baking dish. Drizzle the batter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and top with the cherries.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is set and golden on top, about 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.
Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe

This Wonderful Sweet Polish Cherry Cake Recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe

This wonderful recipe was originally found on allrecipes.com

This is a spectacular and great tasting cake – needs no frosting as outside forms a slightly crunchy sweet layer! Would be a colorful, great holiday cake!

Ingredients for Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe:

Directions on how to Make a Fantastic Polish Pound Cake Recipe:

  1. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then stir in the evaporated milk. Combine the salt and 2 1/3 cups of flour, stir into the wet mixture. Toss the remaining flour in with the walnuts, add to the batter and mix well. Finally, fold in the cherries. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  2. Place cake into a cold oven, then heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a plate to cool completely.

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe that can be Served as a Main Course or Paired with Grilled Cheese

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe that can be Served as a Main Course or Paired with Grilled Cheese

Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

This delicious Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe was originally found on food.com

 

Ingredients for Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe:

8 yukon gold potatoes
6 cups water
salt
pepper
1 cup half-and-half
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup bacon (crumbled) (optional)

Directions for Polish Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe:

Boil peeled, cubed potatoes in water until soft.
Add salt and pepper.
Turn heat down to medium.
Cut up cream cheese into small pieces and add to potatoes.
Add half and half.
Continue cooking on med.-lo to medium heat until cream cheese is melted and blended.
Before serving add shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.

Wonderful Recipe for Polish Doughnuts (Paczki)

Wonderful Recipe for Polish Doughnuts (Paczki)

Polish Doughnuts - Paczki

There are many recipes for Paczki. Some call for 10-20 egg yolks, grated orange or lemon rind, cream, rum or vodka. This is a simplified version flavored with mace. This original recipe was found on food.com

There are many recipes for Paczki. Some call for 10-20 egg yolks, grated orange or lemon rind, cream, rum or vodka. This is a simplified version flavored with mace. My Polish grandmother made her own plum jam from the trees in her yard but you can use your favorite. Posted by request. Prep time is estimated and includes rising time.

Ingredients for Polish Doughnuts – Paczki:

Directions for Polish Doughnuts:

  1. Scald milk and allow to cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir.
  2. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy, add eggs, salt, vanilla and mace.
  3. Add flour and yeast-milk gradually, beating well.
  4. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  5. Punch down and let rise again.
  6. Roll out dough, on a floured surface, 3/4 inch thick.
  7. Cut out 1 1/2 inch circles.
  8. Top half of the circles with 1 tsp jam, cover with the remaining circles and seal edges.
  9. Heat oil mixed with 1 tbls water to 375°F.
  10. Fry, turning once, to a medium golden brown.
  11. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar.

Delicious Polish Creamed Potatoes Recipe

This Polish Creamed Potatoes Recipe makes the best mashed potatoes in the world. They are simple to make and full of flavor.

Polish Creamed Potato Recipe

This Wonderful Polish Creamed Potato Recipe was originally found on food.com

Ingredients for Polish Creamed Potatoes:

Directions for Polish Creamed Potatoes:

  1. Mix all ingredients together except 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  2. Place in 1 1/2-quart casserole.
  3. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in 325° oven for 40 minutes.

Polish Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

Polish Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

Polish Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

Ingredients for Polish Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe:

6 medium potatoes, baked
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1 lb bacon, cooked and drained
3 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, chopped

 

Directions for Polish Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe:

  1. Cut peeled potatoes in 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place half in greased 13×9 baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with half the salt, pepper, and bacon.
  4. Top with half the sour cream and cheeses.
  5. Repeat layers.
  6. Bake, uncovered at 350* for 25 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with onions.

Polish Recipe for Pierogi Casserole

Full of flavor, this Polish recipe for pierogi casserole is nothing short of rich and hearty. It’s a wonderful change from the usual humdrum casserole

Polish Recipe for Pierogi Caserole

This delicious Polish recipe for pierogi casserole can be found on allrecipes.com

Ingredients for Polish Pierogi Casserole:

Original recipe makes 1 9×13-inch casseroleChange Servings
Pierogi Casserole Recipe

This wonderful recipe can be found on allrecipes.com

Directions for Polish Pierogi Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the potatoes in a large pot with water to cover over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, drain, then combine with the milk and 6 tablespoons of butter, mash and set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the bacon, onion and garlic in the butter for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.
  4. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions and cool under running water.
  5. Place 1/2 of the mashed potatoes into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top this with 1/3 of the cheese, followed by a layer of lasagna noodles. Repeat this with the remaining potatoes, another 1/3 of the cheese and a layer of noodles. Then arrange the bacon, onion and garlic over the noodles, then another layer of noodles, and finally top all with the remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with sour cream and chopped fresh chives.

Recipe for Karpatka: Polish Vanilla Custard Slice

Recipe for Karpatka, a Polish version of a vanilla custard slice is made with sheets of choux pastry filled with a creamy, light layer of custard cream

Recipe for Karpatka: Polish Vanilla Custard Slice

Recipe for Karpatka, a Polish version of a vanilla custard slice is made with sheets of choux pastry filled with a creamy, light layer of custard cream.  This recipe can be found on honestcooking.com

Ingredients for Karpatka:

For the choux pastry:
• 125g (4.4oz) unsalted butter, extra for greasing
• 1 cup plain flour
• 1 cup water
• 5 eggs

For the vanilla custard cream:
• 750ml (3 cups) thick pouring vanilla custard
• 2 eggs
• 2 tbsp vanilla extract
• 4 tbsp plain flour
• 2 tbsp cornflour
• 300ml (2 and ¼ cup) thickened cream

To serve:
• icing (powdered or confectioners’) sugar

Karpatka: Polish Vanilla Custard Slice

Karpatka, a Polish version of a vanilla custard slice is made with sheets of choux pastry filled with a creamy, light layer of custard cream.

Directions for Karpatka:

Preheat oven to 220C (200C fan forced, 425F, gas mark 7).

To make the choux pastry:

In a medium saucepan bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon
until the mixture comes away from the sides and forms a ball. This should only take a few seconds. Transfer dough to a mixing bowl, add eggs one at a time and beat with an electric mixer until glossy and smooth.
Grease a large sheet of non-stick baking paper with extra butter. Spread pastry into a rough rectangle until the dough is only a couple of centimeters thick. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. When ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.

In the meantime, make the vanilla custard cream:

Place cream into a mixing bowl and whip with an electric mixer until it’s fairly stiff – be careful not to overwork as it will turn into butter. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine custard, eggs, flours and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Place over low heat and cook, whisking, until the custard thickens.
Cool to room temperature, whisking from time to time to prevent the skin from forming.
Add whipped cream to the mixture and whisk through.

To layer vanilla custard slice:

Using a sharp bread knife, cut the pastry in half, the two sides will be your top and bottom.
Spread custard cream over one layer, leaving a 1-inch edge around and top with another pressing down gently.
Trim edges if you want to get perfect squares. Otherwise skip this step if you prefer a more rustic look.

To serve:

Using a sharp bread knife, cut the slice into 8 even squares.
Dust with a little icing sugar and serve.
Notes

Tip: store the slice in the fridge and consume within 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. You may need to re-dust with some icing sugar.