Simple Delicious Recipe for Polish Honey Cake

Simple Delicious Recipe for Polish Honey Cake

Polish Honey Cake Recipe

This delicious recipe can be found on foodnetwork.com

Ingredients for Polish Honey Cake:

1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
1 cup honey, plus more, for garnish
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
Whipped cream, for garnish

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Directions for Polish Honey Cake:

Brush 4 (1 1/2 cup) brioche tins with melted butter, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place honey in a mixing bowl and set over a pot of steaming water; warm until it gets loose. Add the sugar and egg yolks to the honey, and whisk until frothy. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in remaining bread crumbs and hazelnuts.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter. Place mixture into the brioche tins and bake for 45 minutes.

When cool remove from pan and garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

Delicious Recipe for Cabbage with Polish Sausage

Delicious Recipe for Cabbage with Polish Sausage

Polish Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

This excellent recipe for Polish Cabbage and Sausage can be found on food.com

Ingredients for Cabbage with Polish Sausage

Polish Cabbage with Sausage Recipe

This great recipe for Polish Cabbage with Sausage can be found on food.com

Directions for Cabbage with Polish Sausage:

  1. Sauté onion in butter in a Dutch oven over low heat until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Gradually add water and vinegar; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Recipe for Cabbage with Polish Sausage

This simple recipe for cabbage with Polish sausage can be found on food.com

Recipe for Polish Baba’s Perogies filled with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese

Excellent Recipe for Polish Baba’s Perogies Filled with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese

Polish Recipe for Babs Perogies

Polish Recipe for Babas Perogies (this recipe can be found on food.com)

Ingredients for Polish Baba’s Perogies:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • water
  • 4 cups mashed potato
  • 1lb dry curd cottage cheese

Directions:

  • Mix flour and salt, and add water to make dough that doesn’t stick to fingers.
  • Knead well and cover with damp cloth for 10 minutes
  • Roll out to 1/8″ thick
  • Cut in squares or circles and fill with mashed potatoes and cheese
  • Pinch closed and boil until they rise to the top
  • Strain and serve with fried onions, sour cream, mushroom gravy, etc.

Beautiful Polish Pottery Stoneware Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Stoenware Coffee Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Beautiful Stoneware Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

This Cup is Perfect for Coffee

This beautiful cup is hand-crafted by Cer-Maz. It is ideal for any beverage because it is the perfect balance of style and functionality. This cup is thick enough to minimize the heat transfer from your drink to your hands but light enough to be easy to hold. The handle is just the right size to hold the mug comfortably with one hand though if you like to embrace your mug with both hands while savoring your favorite beverage, this cup is great for that too. Clean-up is a breeze because this mug is dishwasher safe. Heating up a cup of coffee or tea is effortless as well; it is also safe for the microwave.

In addition to the excellent functionality of this cup, the wonderful pink, blue, and green flowers painted on the surface make it an item to be treasured. The bright colors and black outlines really make this piece stand out amongst the other cups in the cupboard. This cup is sure to become an instant favorite.   The floral pattern in combination with the dark blue fleur-de-lis motif found along the rim of this vessel makes it an exceptional piece of functional artwork.

 

Owning this Coffee Cup is Owning a Work of Functional Art

Beautiful Stoneware Coffe Cup

This gorgeous flowers make this cup really pop.

Stoneware Coffe Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Stoneware Coffe Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Unikat Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

This coffee cup is a Unikat piece of artwork. This means that it is unique and has been signed by the artists who created it.

This is a Great, Simple Recipe for Mazurek Topped With Apple

This is a delicious recipe for Mazurk, which a type of shortbread that can be topped with apples, nuts, and icing.  The following recipe can be found on food.com.

This delicous recipe can be found on food.com

Mazurek Topped with Apple (this recipe can be found on food.com)

Ingredients:

Cake

Filling

  • 1 (15 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon Southern Comfort (optional)
This recipe can be found on food.com

Simple Polish recipe for Mazurek topped with apple. This recipe can be found on food.com

Directions:

Mazurek base:
Sift together all dry ingredients by pulsing in food processor.
Add chilled butter into flour pulse until crumbly.
Add beaten yolks with cream and add to flour mixture, just till it comes together when squeezed with fingers, but still will be crumbly.
Press dough into pan.
Lay on buttered 8 inch square cake pan, pressing dough to evenly cover the base.
Chill for 5 minutes.
Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.
Mix apples and Southern Comfort together.
Remove base from oven and cover with apple topping.
Bake 20 minutes longer.
Cool dust with powdered sugar or top with a sugar icing and garnish with sliced toasted almonds.
Cut into 16 finger size servings.

How to Make Delicious Tres Leches Cake that will Melt in your Mouth

This Tres Leches Cake Recipe isn’t Polish, but it is so Great that We had to Share

Tres Leches Cake found on Allrecipes.com

Tres Leches Cake topped with Carmel and Chocolate (image found on allrecipes.com)

This recipe can be found on allrecipes.com

Ingredients for Tres Leches Cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups whole milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

This delicious tres leches cake can be found on food.com

Traditional Tres Leches Cake (image found on allrecipes.com)

Recipe Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
  6. Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
  7. Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated, enjoy!

Tres Leches Cake is traditionally topped with fruit, but pretty much ANYTHING will go perfectly with this cake

Yummy Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches topped with Strawberries (image found on allrecipes.com)

Strawberries on Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Art (this recipe can be found on allrecipes.com)

This is a Delicious Polish Recipe for Apple Pancakes

This is a Wonderful Polish Recipe for Apple Pancakes

Polish Apple Pancake Recipe

Delicious Polish Apple Pancakes (this recipe can be found on food.com)

Ingredients for Polish Apple Pancakes:

(This recipe can be found on food.com)

Directions:

  1. In a a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and spice.
  2. In another bowl, lightly beat egg; add milk and oil.
  3. Add to dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  4. Fold in apples.
  5. Pour batter by 1/2 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle and spread to form 5 inch circles.
  6. Turn when bubbles form.
  7. Cook the second side until golden brown and apples are tender.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Come Eat Some Bar-B-Q, Drink Some Wine, and see Polmedia at the Blue Lotus Winery!

Amateur Wine/Mead and Bar-B-Q Festival at Blue Lotus Winery in Seguin, Texas

The Amateur Wine/Mead and Bar-B-Q Festival will be held tomorrow, June 13th, at the Blue Lotus Winery in Seguin, Texas this Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  This event is for the whole family and will feature live music, wine/mead lectures, door prizes, the best of Texas backyard Bar-B-Q, and local vendors.  Please come enjoy some wine and mead, fill up on delicious Bar-B-Q, enjoy some live music, and stop by Polmedia Polish Pottery’s booth.  We will have over 500 items to choose from!

Wine and Mead made at Blue Lotus Winery

Wine and Mead made at Blue Lotus Winery

Schedule of Events for June 13, 2015

10:00am – Gates Open to Public

Over 25 Vendors Open for Shopping

11:00am – Wine Available / BBQ Chicken Judging

11:30am – Wine Lecture – “Oaking”

12:00pm-3:00pm “Bennett & Hines” Band

Viper Car Show

12:30pm – BBQ Rib Judging

1:30pm – BBQ Fijita Judging

2:30pm – Dessert, Beans, Sauce Judging

3:00pm – BBQ Brisket Judging

3:30pm-5:30pm – “Hot Tub Cuzzins” Band

4:30pm – Award Ceremony

6:00pm – Close to Public

Those participating in the Vendor Bingo will receive Door Prizes throughout the day. Must be present to win.

Bar-B-Q Contest at Blue Lotus Winery

Texas Bar-B-Q

 

How to Get to Tasty Bar-B-Q, Wine, and Mead

Blue Lotus winery is located at FM 20, Seguin, TX 78155

Map to Blue Lotus Winery, where you can find delicious Bar-b-q, wine/mead, and pottery

Map to Blue Lotus Winery where you can find delicious Bar-b-q, wine/mead, and pottery!

I Recently Learned that Everyone Outside of Texas has Been Deprived of the Most Delicious Invention Ever!

If you are outside of Texas, I apologize.

I recently discovered that most people who do not live in Texas (or Central Europe) have never had the experience of tasting a kolache.  Let me start by explaining what a kolache is, it is essentially heaven wrapped in dough then baked to perfection.  Growing up in Texas, I have always taken Kolaches for granted, assuming that everyone had these available as a breakfast item.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure, I apologize, but here are two Kolache recipes, the 1st is a Texas Kolache recipe and the 2nd is a European Kolache.

This recipe can be found on food.com

These delicious kolaches are a Texas favorite.

To make a traditional Texas Kolache:

(This recipe can be found on food.com)

Ingredients:

This will yield 2 1/2 dozen kolaches

For the sponge:

  • 14cup water (warm- about 115 degrees)
  • 12cup sugar
  • 4 12teaspoons yeast
  • 1cup milk (warm- about 115 degrees)
  • 1 34cups flour

After the initial 1 hour:

  • 12cup Crisco (melted and cooled a bit)
  • 14cup warm milk
  • 1 12teaspoons salt
  • 2egg yolks
  • 2 14cups flour

Filling:

  • 30Little Smokies sausages
  • 30slices American cheese(sliced approximately the same size as the sausage.)
  • 2 12dozen canned jalapeno slices (optional)

Egg wash:

Directions:

    1. Beat together warm water, sugar, yeast, 1 cup warm milk and 1 3/4 cups flour thoroughly and let stand for 1 hour.
    2. (I usually make the sponge in a large metal bowl, and let it sit in a barely warm oven for the hour. I preheat my oven to 170, then open the door of it to let some of the heat escape for about 3 to 5 minutes. BE SURE TO TURN YOUR OVEN OFF! I cover the bowl with a clean flour sack towel and pop it in.).
    3. Add Crisco, 1/4 cup warm milk, salt, egg yolks and 2 1/4 cups flour. Beat well and let rise until double in bulk.
    4. ( when I put the sponge in the barely warmed oven, I microwave the Crisco. It’s really hot, so I let it stand out while the sponge is percolating. If you put the Crisco in when it is too hot, it will kill the yeast. The results are not pretty, lol. I usually use butter flavored Crisco.).
    5. Then work down (stir it with a wooden spoon. It releases all the “air” trapped in it. The dough will be very soft, and a little sticky.).
    6. Make the parts for each sausage roll. Cover the sausage and cheese with the dough you have patted out.( I use a silpat, and pat each golf ball size blob down to a rectangle about 3 inches by 5 inches and about 1/4 of an inch thick.) Make sure to seal the cheese and sausage up well, and place the seam side down on the sheet pan.
    7. (It’s hard to put an exact measurement on this because some like to use the big sausages, and others the little smokies. I usually use about a golf ball size for the sausages that are about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter. Any more, and I have way too much breading around the sausage. This dough really grows after the 2nd rise.).
    8. Beat the egg and water together to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the kolaches. (This makes them a beautiful golden brown. I usually reserve the 2 egg whites that I separate from the yolks for the dough and it has worked like a charm for me.).
    9. Let rise 15 minutes. (I’ve found that 15 minutes is plenty, because the kolaches continue to puff up in the oven. I’ve left them overnight, and it caused the bread to be too spongy, and they went stale very quickly.).
    10. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

 

Though this is a recipe for Sausage, Cheese, and Jalapeno Kolaches, you can put almost ANYTHING in your kolaches, we certainly do in Texas!  Here are some ideas:

Spinach and Feta Kolache

Spinach and Feta Kolache

Ham and Egg Kolache

Ham and Egg Kolache

Central European Jam Kolaches:                           

Central European Jam Kolache

Central European Jam Kolache (this recipe can be found on allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour gradually, beating well after each addition.
  2. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 2-inch circles. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam into center of each circle. Fold opposite edges together, slightly overlapping edges.
  3. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
Jam Kolaches Recipe

This recipe for jam kolaches can be found on allrecipes.com

 

Have You Ever Wondered How to Make Sauerkraut?

Have you ever wondered how to make Sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is not only delicious, but it is full of healthy probiotics resulting from the fermenting process!

Health Benefits of Sauerkraut

Read about the many health benefits of sauerkraut on organicfitness.com

Items needed:

A crock pot (Crock pots from Polmedia may be found here)

Weights (Stoneware weights can be found by clicking on this link)

5 pounds of cabbage for every 1-gallon that your pot measures (for example, a 2-gallon crock pot would support 10 pounds of cabbage)

How to Make Sauerkraut: (this recipe can be found in the Farmer’s Almanac)

  • Core and shred your cabbage. Measure out 3 tablespoons of pickling (or kosher or dairy) salt.
  • Alternate layers of cabbage with a sprinkling of salt, tapping each layer with a wooden spoon or potato masher. The top layer should be salt. This will not seem like it’s enough salt, but it will give you a 2 1/2 percent solution, the perfect strength for fermentation.
  • Boil an old dish towel or piece of sheeting for 5 minutes and cover the crock with it. Weight this down with a flat plate the size of the inside of the crock.
  • If you used fresh and tender cabbage, by the next day you should have enough brine to cover the cabbage. If you don’t, make more brine by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons to a cup of water and add enough to cover.
  • In 2 or 3 days, white scum will form on the top. Skim this off, replace the cloth with a newly boiled one, wash the weight, and replace it all. Repeat this skimming (a 5-minute job) each day until the bubbles stop rising, or for about 2 weeks. Then your sauerkraut is done!
  • At this point, simply keep the cabbage below the brine with the weight, cover the crock tightly, and store at 40°F to 50°F. If your space isn’t that cool, heat the sauerkraut just to simmering, pack in canning jars, seal, and process in a water bath 20 minutes for quarts, 15 minutes for pints.
Find this recipe on Chow.com

Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut

Now that you know how to make your own Sauerkraut, you can click on this link to see a delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut.