No traditional Polish feast is complete without a sweet ending. As simple and inviting as a warm chestnut cookie or as elegant as a tall mocha torte, classic Polish desserts are rich in heritage and in flavor. This cookbook is dedicated to the legacy of desserts that those of Polish descent will remember from childhood. From casual and rustic to intricate and elegant, these recipes provide the perfect dessert for any occasion.
Organized by type and with titles in both Polish and English, the desserts in this compilation are full of the intoxicating aromas of rich vanilla, fresh lemon zest, and the yeast of dough rising in the oven. From mazurkas and babas to pastries and beverages, these recipes are designed for the modern kitchen but retain their traditional roots. Each of the forty-five desserts are tested to perfection and paired with mouthwatering photographs and notes on Polish history and customs. Offered here is a sample of Poland’s favorite sweets passed down through generations.
Laura and Peter Zeranski are a husband-and-wife team who have been cooking and eating classic Polish food together for decades. Peter was born in Europe to Polish parents. His family’s love for Polish cuisine is showcased in The Art of Polish Cooking, the critically acclaimed cookbook by his mother, Alina Żerańska. Laura began learning to cook Polish dishes from her mother-in-law shortly after her marriage. As time went on, Alina passed her knowledge and cooking duties on to Laura, who began preparing Sunday family dinners and special holiday celebratory meals.
This cookbook reminded me of my Babcia and the many hours she spent over the stove cooking for us. Love the pictures!! They are beautiful.
Loved it. Can't wait to try some of the recipes.
I was really pleased with the tee-shirt. I remembered the son, but some of the words I forgot, so now I can let my daughters know the right words. My daughters now can tell their children. Thank you.
It was a gift for my daughter. She loved it!!
Love this book. Recipes are amazing and have special dishes planned for Christmas.
I have both of the Polish cookbooks. They are beautifully illustrated and lovely. The recipes are good and fairly easy to make. I highly recommend them.