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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.

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.

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.

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

 

Recipe for Polish Babka with Optional Cheese Filling

Recipe for Polish Babka with Optional Cheese Filling (but is cheese really ever just an option?)

Polish Babka with Optional Cheese Filling

This looks delicious!! (this recipe and image can be found on food.com)

Ingredients

Polish Recipe

(photo by Rita on Food.com)

 

This Polish Babka Recipe was submitted to food.com by Rita and the original recipe may be found by clicking this link.

Directions:

This recipe can be made with a cheese filling. Which can be made while dough is rising. The rising times are not included. There are 3 rising times be sure to do the rising of the dough in a draft free, warm place. The picture posted is with dried cherries, dried cranberries, and the optional saffron. I must say this is one of my favorite home-made or store babkas bought to date. The filling was so creamy and rich.

  1. Add yeast to lukewarm (hot will kill the yeast)water and let stand until softened or dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, add salt to egg yolks and beat until thick; then add to sugar and butter mixture.
  4. Add yeast and water, lemon rind, cinnamon and cardamom.
  5. Add flour alternately with milk and beat well to make a smooth batter.
  6. Add raisins and knead by hand until batter leaves the fingers.
  7. Let rise in a warm draft free place until double (about 1-1/2 hours). Punch down and let rise again until double.
  8. Generously butter a fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with fine bread crumbs and fill with dough. Brush with mixture of egg yolk beaten with 2 tablespoons water. Sprinkle with almonds and let rise again. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 45-60 minutes.
  9. Optional:.
  10. Mix cheese filling ingredients together.
  11. Place 1/2 the dough in the prepared pan place the filling mixture on the center of the dough, place the rest of the dough on the mixture. Try to pinch the dough together so filling is encased inside. Or roll out into a log about 20x 10. Then place cheese filling in the center down the long side of the roll, bringing the sides over to encase the filling. Then place into prepared pan and let rise 30 minutes. Brush with eggwash and sprinkle with almonds. Bake 350 for 45-60 minutes.
Recipe for Polish Babka

TADA!!!! (photo found on food.com)