Almost all over Europe home-baked cakes are becoming popular anew. It has become a fashion to make cakes at home, At all sorts of social gathering the question can be heard more and more often, Did you really make it yourself? It`s absolutely delicious. You really have to give me the recipe. Poland is a country in which the custom of making cakes at homes has never really vanished. In most homes some home-baked tidbits can be found both on an everyday basis and on special occasions. A fine pie, a cheesecake or a poppy-seed cake give each housewife a reason to be proud. The smell of baking cakes is one of people's favorite smells traditionally associated with the warm atmosphere, tranquility, safety and love of the family home.
We would like to welcome you most heartily to the world of Polish cakes which are by no means difficult to make. In this book you will find recipes for, among other things, the delicious cheesecakes and poppy-seed cakes which are usually made for Christmas and the yeast "babkas" without which Easter would not be complete. We also offer a recipe for Wadowice style cream-cakes, the Polish former pope's favorites. We also recommend the apple pies which are very popular in this country since Poland abounds in apples. Apart from these you can find here some other fruit cakes and dainty delicacies, such as crispy biscuits or truffles, which can be served when guests drop by unexpectedly. W highly recommend that all cakes, the recipes of which are included in the booklet are truly delicious. They are really worth trying.
Published in cooperation with the Polish Stoneware Cooperative "Ceramika Artystyczna", you will find that all of the cakes presented in this cookbook are served on their beautiful stoneware.
16 recipes all with color photos.
1. "Retro" cheesecake
2. "Golden Dew" cheesecake
3. Delicious apple pie
4. Home-made apple pie
5. Home-make doughnuts (paczki)
6. Delicious caramel cake
7. Tea-flavored "Babka"
8. Eggnog "Babka"
9. Gingerbread with an "insert"
10. Superb fruit pie
11. Poppy-seed gateau with cinnamon cream filling
12. Poppy seed cake with froth topping
13. Wadowice cream-cakes
14. Layer cake with meringues
15. Crispy beer cookies
16. Brandy truffles