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Pound Cake with Orange, Allspice and Ginger

Unusual, quite sophisticated configuration of textures and flavours.  Took me a while to gather enough courage – the challenge came, as often for me, from the Guardian; i had to understand, interpret, adjust – but Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s recommendation is, as … Continue reading

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Tort Migdałowy na Trzech Króli

Tradycja każe obierać Migdałowego Króla na balu 6-go stycznia. Można tego wyboru dokonać przy pomocy losu i tortu migdałowego. Angielska wersja tego samego przepisu jest tutaj. Proporcje poniżej proponuje na 8 osób. Powinno wystarczyc z nawiązką.. 0.5 kg ciasta francuskiego … Continue reading

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Uszka

These are mandatory at Christmas Eve dinner, to be immersed in barszcz czerwony (unless you belong to the grzybowa z łazankami [recipe to appear] faction). A simple concept, but difficult to deliver gracefully – they ought to be smaller in diameter than … Continue reading

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Field Day Pound cake

Inspired by traditional pot-luck feasts related article in recent New York Times (Dine and Wine…)  I went on a wild adventure.. very tasty one at that.. If it was not for our lack of patience causing the cake’s early departure … Continue reading

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Barszcz czerwony

Ta wersja barszczu jest zasadniczo postna, ale można ją przekształcić w smaczną zupę na rosole, rozprowadzając intensywny wywar burakowy dobrym bulionem mięsnym. Ja zwykle przygotowuje dużą porcję wywaru, dzielę na rozsądne dawki, i mrożę w torebkach plastikowych. Buraki dają się … Continue reading

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Cardamom-Walnut Crescents

Makes 3 dozen cookies, to fit on one flat stainless steel cookie sheet. I would normally make twice as much, people like them a lot. 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup shelled walnuts 1/4 pound unsalted butter, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brazil nut cookies

Outrageously easy to make, and the unbaked mixture keeps well in the freezer or fridge. The only stressful point is in cutting the chocolate – last attempt resulted in chocolate bits and pieces all over the kitchen – but it … Continue reading

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Pistachio and lemon cookies

Makes about 18 small biscuits, but you have to bake them far apart from each other. They run into one another and joyfully make one big blob.. Very tasty blog, that one is.. Embarrassed i had to cut little paths … Continue reading

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Stem ginger macaroons

These are the winners! They keep very well, so make a big batch and bag or box them for sweet, elegant gifts. These quantities make about 27 macaroons, but they could still be smaller, hence 30 should be a good … Continue reading

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Buttertaler

Very tasty, delicate, but undeniably rich cookies.. The set below will make a few (4?) dozen. I would plan for two separate baking sheets – they do run to each other while baking, and need much space to expand. Also, … Continue reading

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Friesenkekse

We usually make a double set, these are popular and can fit on a large flat stainless steel sheet. •    80g flour •    125g butter •    63g sugar •    1 egg yolk •    ½ vanilla bean •    a dash of … Continue reading

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Haselnusskugeln

Double recipe makes more than 6 dozen of bite size pieces, good enough for one large baking flat.. 150g flour ½ egg 100 g sugar 100g butter 50g ground hazelnuts 75g hazelnuts for decoration mix ingredients and knead dough form … Continue reading

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Galette Des Rois Aux Amandes

  I am proposing it for 8 people.. and it proves generous.. Same story in Polish is here. Served mostly on January 6, at the Three Wise Men party, this galette brings a special tradition to serving the desert. You … Continue reading

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Traditional Eggnog (Ajerkoniak)

This is the traditional Christmas fare for us.  It is a relative of an eggnog, but has more character.  It can be drunk, eaten with the spoon, or used as a decadent dessert sauce. Its thickness can be controlled by … Continue reading

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