Best Polish Recipes
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I love this cookie recipe, the cream cheese in the dough gives them an extra bite. It's also nice that you can choose what kind of jam flavors you want to add or even make your own! Just keep in mind you will have to make the dough the night before.
This rice dish is one of the oldest in the traditional New Orleans Creole cook’s repertoire. It shares characteristics with Spanish paëllas, but it has even stronger connections with traditional African rice cookery.Some have speculated that “jambalaya” is a contraction of jambon à la ya-ya — marrying the French word jambon, for ham, with the old African Bantu word ya-ya, for rice.Over the decades, jambalaya has taken on a multitude of identities in South Louisiana. The classic New Orleans dish with shrimp and ham is among the “red” jambalayas, thanks to the presence of tomatoes in it. In many of the Cajun com¬munities to the west of the city, “brown” jambalayas, with oysters, giblets and lusty country sausages, are more familiar.In present-day New Orleans homes, jambalaya’s easy preparation makes it popular party fare, especially during such local celebrations as Mardi Gras.This recipe was originally published in "Ralph Brennan's New Orleans Seafood Cookbook," and is used with permission.
In Poland, these donuts are traditionally eaten on the Thursday after Ash Wednesday, to celebrate "Fat Thursday." Known as Packzi (pronounced ponchkee), they are fried, fluffy balls of dough dusted with powdered sugar and commonly filled with jam or custard. With this recipe, your donuts will be super soft and not greasy at all. Recipe courtesy of Polish Your Kitchen
This amazing Polish cheesecake recipe, topped with strawberries and jello, is the perfect way to sweeten up your day. It's a great recipe for warm weather, pair it with delicious grilled dishes, or bring it to your Fourth of July barbecue this year. This recipe is courtesy of Polish Your Kitchen
Best 5 Homemade Skin Polish Recipes
Skin polish at least once a month is essential to give your skin fair and glowing complexion. Skin polish not only improves your complexion but also helps a lot to rejuvenate your skin by removing dead skin cells. For skin polish you don't need to visit any expensive beauty parlour or salon because now you can polish your skin at home simply by following some given skin polish recipes:
Best Homemade Skin Polish Recipes
1. Baking Soda Skin Polish
When we talk about homemade skin polish recipes, Baking soda skin polish is the top of the list. The micro grains of baking soda act like sandpaper and help a lot to remove dead skin cells.It also helps to remove skin blackheads. To make baking soda skin polish you need given ingredient.
- Baking soda : Enough to make Thick Paste
- Your regular Face wash : Enough for you face
- You Body wash : Enough for you Body
To make a skin polish for your face, take one part of baking soda and one part of your favourite face wash and mix them to make a thick paste. Now gently apply to your damp face, exfoliating in a circular motion and wash your face with fresh water. Now go to bath room and take a hot bath to open your skin pores. Now take some body wash and add the same amount of baking soda. Mix them to make a thick paste and gently exfoliate your entire body. Use a pumice stone on exceptionally rough areas such as elbows, knees and heels. Removing deep calluses takes time. Do not over work the heels or they will crack painfully. Now wash the entire body and pat dry your skin with soft and clean towel. Finally apply a good moisturizer to give the the final glow and your are done with soft, smooth and glowing skin.
2. Sea Salt and Olive Oil Skin Polish
Sea salt is an excellent scrub and efficiently remove the dead skin cells. Olive oil draws out impurities, moisturizes, and helps the skin maintain a healthy balance of natural oils. To make this skin polish you need the given ingredients
- Sea salt : 4 Tablespoons
- Olive Oil : 2 Tablespoon
- Lemon juice : 1 Tablespoon
- Lavender Oil : half teaspoon (optional)
First take a hot bath to open skin pores. Now mix above ingredients and apply on your damp skin in gentle circular motions. Use a pumice stone on exceptionally rough areas such as elbows, knees and heels. Finally wash your body with fresh water and apply a good moisturizer.
3. Brown Sugar and Jojoba Oil Polish
Sugar is a natural exfoliating agent, it gently exfoliate the layer of dead skin cells. Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer and encourages new cell growth. To make this skin polish you need the given ingredients.
- Brown Sugar : 1 Cup
- Jojoba Oil : 1/2 Cup
- Orange Oil or Orange Juice: 1 tablespoon
- Vitamin E Capsules : 5
First take a hot bath to open skin pores. Now mix above ingredients and apply the thick paste on your damp skin. Use gentle circular strokes to exfoliate dead skin cell but don't be too harsh to skin your skin. Now wash the entire body and pat dry with soft and clean towel. Finally apply a good moisturizer for final glow.
4. Apple and Sugar Skin Polish
Apples an exfoliating enzyme in apples that is useful for removing dead skin cells and surface dirt. Apple also contain a good amount of vitamin A and C, Both vitamins are essential for healthy and glowing skin. Sugar acts as an excellent natural scrub and remove dead skin cells. To make this skin polish you need the given ingredients.
- Brown Sugar : 2 tablespoons
- Granulated Sugar : 2 tablespoons
- Fresh Apple Puree or Apple Pulp : 1 tablespoon
- Granulated Cinnamon : 1/4 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients and go to bath room to take a hot bath to open skin pores. Now apply this mixture to skin in a gentle circular motion. For rough areas like elbows, heels, and knees use a loofah sponge and pay special attention. Now wash the entire body, pat dry with soft and clean towel and finally apply a good moisturizer.
5. Sugar, Olive oil and Flower Petals Skin Polish
To make this skin polish you need the given ingredients:
- Granulated Sugar : 1 Cup
- Olive Oil : 2 Tablespoons
- Dried rose petals : 1/8 Cup
- Lavender flowers : 1/8 Cup
- Honey : 1 tablespoon
- Lavender Essential Oil : 1/2 teaspoon
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Go to bath room, take a hot shower to open skin pores and apply this mixture in gentle circular motions to entire body and pay special to rough areas like elbows, heels, and knees. Wash your entire body and pat dry with clean and soft towel. Finally apply a good moisturizer.
Some Preventions and Important Tips
(i) For best results polish your skin at least once a month followed by a good moisturizer.
(ii) Don't over scrub any skin area otherwise it can scratch the skin.
(iii) While skin polish in bath room, Be careful and not to slip because the oil in the mixture can make the floor a little slippery.
(iv) Don't use scrub on unhealthy, damaged or wounded skin.
What To Serve Polish Goulash With?
Eat Polish goulash with potato pancakes and you will be full for the rest of the day.
Placki ziemniaczane z gulaszem is a typical Polish dish that is not only filling but also delicious.
Polish stew served with mashed potatoes and salad is a traditional dinner that you can have in Poland.
Serving Polish goulash with groats is even more popular than with mashed potatoes. You can have it with:
Goulash can be also served warm, with bread. It’s a perfect snack you can have on the go.
Polish gnocchi tastes great with goulash! See my kopytka recipe (follow the link).
Silesian dumplings and warm Polish goulash are delicious, especially if you add the red cabbage salad or beet salad to it.
I made a half batch of natural wood polish recipe #1 and #2 for the test. The amount I made would fill a red SOLO cup about half way full.
The screen left side of the liquor cabinet door was naturally polished with the distilled white vinegar, olive oil, and lemon essential oil recipe. It gave a wonderful shine that it still holds, but took longer to dry than the screen right door panel. The right side of the liquor cabinet was polished with the distilled white vinegar, coconut oil, and lemon essential oil recipe.
Personally, I prefer the screen right panel. Even though it is not as glossy as the left, a lot more of the wood grain is now highlighted. I believe I get better results when I leave the coconut oil in a state halfway between a solid and a liquid instead of using a pure liquid version of the oil as the recipe recommends.
Once the liquor cabinet door dried completely, the screen left side was still more shiny, but a bit more of the wood grain was picked up.
The bottom portion of the liquor cabinet doors did not receive any of the DIY natural wood polish.
To show you how far that little bit of DIY natural wood polish went (took me less than 2 minutes to mix up) I will share some photos of my kitchen.
I used the coconut oil based natural wood polish on this section of my kitchen – the bottom and top cabinet doors, the counter top, backsplash, the small window, the microwave stand countertop, my kitchen table and chair tops, the rest of the liquor cabinet, as well as a small wood table in the living room.
I used the olive oil based natural wood polish on the smaller section of cabinets and countertops on the other side of my kitchen.
Even though this part of the kitchen provided a smaller surface to polish, the olive oil based recipe was all gone by the time I was done.
Because I like the results of the coconut oil based natural wood polish slightly more than the olive oil and it goes more than twice as far, I believe it is what I will be mixing up to clean my woodwork, cabinetry, and furniture from now on.
You can also use this natural wood polish on cutting boards, wood decor, and even real hardwood floors. Because it contains vinegar, you get the added bonus of naturally disinfecting the wood in your home you polish.
Depending on what brand of essential oils you purchase, each of these three wood polish recipes should only cost about $1 to make, enough of to do a typical living room full of furniture.
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Polish Easter Recipes
1. Biała kiełbasa
It wouldn't be Easter in Poland without biała kiełbasa. Biała kiełbasa is an a sausage usually made from unsmoked pork, beef, and veal, which is then covered in a pork casing and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and marjoram. It is commonly served in żurek (see next recipe) or eaten on the side. In this recipe, the kiełbasa is baked with onions and peppers. We guarantee you will enjoy it!
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Żurek (pronounced zhu-reck), is a very traditional sour Polish soup that is made from a homemade or store bought sourdough rye starter. Żurek is eaten year-round in Poland, not only at Easter. This soup is often served with a boiled egg and biała kiełbasa.
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3. Deviled Eggs
You will find eggs in some form or another on every Polish Easter table. Eggs are symbolic of new life and the resurrection of Christ. Eggs are often boiled, stuffed, or fried. In this recipe, Polish Your Kitchen, shows four different ways to cook up deviled eggs.
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Śledź (pronounced shledzh), is very popular in Poland, just as it is in other Scandinavian countries. It's often served on holidays or other special occasions. It is served in small filets that have marinated in vinegar and oil. This recipe uses herring mixed together with apples and onions.
Chrzan (pronounced hzhan) is the Polish word for horseradish. It is grated and usually made into a sauce or a spread that is served on bread or meat. This quick and easy recipe will be a great addition to your Easter table.
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6. Chicken in Gelatin (Galaretka z Kurczaka)
In this recipe, Anna from Polish Your Kitchen describes that her husband endearingly calls this galaretka "chicken jello," which is hilarious because this is what Elizabeth calls it! This very Polish recipe is commonly served on holidays and at other special events. It may look very odd to the average American, but it really is yummy!
Photo by Polish Your Kitchen
7. Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa)
Vegetable Salad is one of Elizabeth's favorite Polish side dishes. It feels similar to an American potato salad, but it really is so much better! Everyone prepares this salad a little differently according to their family's preferences. This recipe is an excellent foundation to get you start in creating your own!
Photo by Kielbasa Stories
8. Chicken Pate (Pasztet z Kurczaka)
Pasztet isn't for everyone, but it is one of Damian's favorite foods from home. He enjoys it year round, often spreading it on bread or crackers. This recipe takes a little time to to make, but it will be a great addition to your Easter table.
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Sernik (pronounced sair-neek) is a creamy, rich cheesecake that is different from the traditional American style due to the type of cheese used. In Poland, it is made using twaróg, which is a little similar to ricotta but is denser, sweeter, and smoother. Another difference from American cheesecake is that it uses much less sugar so you can really taste the cheese. This recipe actually links to a recipe for making twaróg in case you can't find it in your local Polish market.
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Mazurek (pronounced ma-zoo-rek), is a flat cake that can be made from different types of dough with different types of toppings. These cakes are often elaborately decorated and are usually only served at Easter.
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Babka is a Polish sweet yeast bread similar to the Italian panettone. It is a tall, no-knead yeast cake that is baked in a bundt pan. It is often covered with a rum syrup and drizzled with icing. The word babka is derived from the Polish word for grandmother (babcia). It is thought the name comes from the shape of the cake, which resembles that of a grandmothers pleated skirt.
Makowiec (pronounced ma-ko-viets) is another Polish desert that is enjoyed year-round. It is a long cake that looks similar to a strudel that is filled with poppyseeds. Makowiec is a lightly sweet and flavorful dessert, that is sometimes covered with a light icing.
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How to make krokiety step by step:
STEP 1: Make the crepes (naleśniki). It’s very simple – blend all the crepe ingredients, let the batter stand for 30 minutes. Pour a thin layer of batter on the pan and cook briefly on both sides until set. This is very simple, but if you need a detailed post with step by step photos, click here: crepes. It’s important to choose the right crepe recipe which makes elastic crepes that won’t break while you roll up your krokiety.
STEP 2: Make the sauerkraut and mushroom filling: cook the sauerkraut and dried porcini mushrooms until soft. Sautee fresh cremini mushrooms and onion with caraway seeds and marjoram. Chop finely and season with salt and pepper. This is the same kind of filling that is used for sauerkraut pierogi. Click on this post if you’d like to see detailed step by step photos.
STEP 3: Assemble: Place about 2 heaped tablespoons of filling on each crepe. Fold it like you would fold a burrito: fold sides into the middle and then roll up the bottom tightly to the top. Some people spread the filling all over the crepe, leaving some border, and then fold them up. It’s important to fold them tightly – they will be easier to fry.
STEP 4: Bread the krokiety – dip them in beaten eggs then roll them in breadcrumbs until coated on all sides.
If you have some leftover egg and breadcrumbs you can double-coat the croquettes (dip them again in beaten egg and coat in breadcrumbs). The breading will be thicker and even more crispy!
STEP 5: Heat clarified butter or vegetable frying oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook the croquettes until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess fat.
Serve with barszcz (Borscht) and enjoy!
Polish Fruitcake (Cwibak or Chleb Wigilijny) Recipe
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This is one fruitcake that won't become a white elephant gift for your next Secret Santa exchange. Cwibak or chleb wigilijny, which literally means "Christmas Eve bread," has a moist, light crumb and is great for gift-giving. See these other ideas for edible gifts.
Polish Crispy Wafer Cookies (Wafle)
These crispy and light cookies are made on a special iron, like a Norwegian iron. They can be eaten plain—and show off their design this way—but taste even better with honey or jam sandwiched between and dusted with confectioners' sugar.
City Chicken a Polish-American Recipe
- Author: polishhousewife
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: serves 4 - 6 1 x
- Category: Meat
- Method: fried
- Cuisine: Polish
- 1 1/2 pound pork, cut into 1 – 1 1/2 inch cubes
- Seasoning salt (another indicator that this Polish-American rather than Polish)
- flour, for dredging
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoon water
- 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
- Oil for frying
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Season pork with seasoning salt, and thread onto 4 inch skewers
- Set up three bowls or plates with rims in a row (fill one with flour, one with the eggs, and the last with breadcrumbs)
- Roll the pork skewers in flour, dip in the eggs coating all side, roll in the bread crumbs
- Heat oil to 350, even brown the pork skewers in the hot oil
- Place the skewers in a baking dish and cover with foil, bake for about 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake uncovered for 5 minutes to crisp breading
If you have a wire rack that fits in your baking dish, you might use it and add a little water to the bottom of your dish to steam your chicken city and keep it moist as it bakes.
Another possibility is to place the skewers on top of crumbled foil (to keep it out of the water) or on top of vegetables that you’re roasting at the same time. Because the “chicken legs” are only in the oven for 20 minutes or so, the vegetables will 1. need to be in thin pieces to cook during that time, 2. or they will be al dente, 3. or you could bake the veg a bit before or after the meat.
Keywords: City Chicken, mock chicken
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Other traditional ways to serve authentic Haluski:
I’m not the only one who likes to change things up occasionally. The original culture does too!
While they’re some debate over where the actual origin is (looking at you Hungary), and many Pittsburghers swear it’s a local delicacy- everyone agrees, the dish is good as is but can be made even better with some add ins.
There’s two different trains of thought on which ingredient to use, but a large number of family’s that traditionally eat this dish swear by making it creamy.
They fall into two clear categories: sour cream & cottage cheese.
Both are equally delicious add ins, and since both ingredients are cold when they’re added is important.
We tend to like cottage cheese if we’re going meatless because it’s a great way to not only achieve the creamy element, but to also get some extra protein in there.
The cheese (or sour cream) needs to be added and quickly stirred in as soon as the hot haluski is taken off the heat. This will prevent any curdling, and also allow the mixture to still be served warm.
I recommend adding 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese or sour cream, stirring, and then accessing before deciding if more is needed.
This haluski recipe is as authentic as it gets, and even better- it’s a great way to embrace a new meal from a different culture.
Braised in butter and caramelized to just the right degree, it is my favorite way to get the whole family excited about cabbage.
It was a great way to bring a little bit of her childhood back for my Mother In Law, and a great conversation starter about the subject with the sons.