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Pierogi Leniwe Recipe: Polish Lazy Dumplings

Leniwe Dumplings or lazy pierogi as they’re often called are delicious and easy to make. Easy to combine with different flavors, these cheesy dumplings can be eaten as a sweet or savory dish! What Are Pierogi Leniwe? Pierogi Leniwe are Polish dumplings made with flour, eggs, and twarog (a type of quark cheese). You’ll often …

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Classic Red Borscht Recipe: Barszcz Ukrainski

Called the classic Red Borscht or Barszcz Ukrainski, this Polish version of Ukrainian borscht soup is made with cannellini beans and is thick in texture. Milder in taste than the clear red borscht, it’s hearty and filling. What is Barszcz Ukrainski? Being close to Ukraine’s border has added a few Ukrainian dishes to the Polish …

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Chicken Kiev / De Volaille Recipe: Eastern European Style

Chicken Kiev is a breaded chicken breast that’s similar to the Ukrainian or Russian Cotelette De Volaille, or the Polish Kotlet De Volaille. The garlic butter stuffing makes this chicken dish exceptional! History of the Chicken De Volaille Chicken Kiev may have been an invention of Russian chefs who adopted French techniques or French chefs …

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Golabki: Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

For Poles, Golabki needs no introduction. It’s always on Polish tables (especially at Christmas) regardless of which part of the country you’re coming from, and the recipe is always pretty much the same even if they’re being called golumpki quite often. It turns out that in the US Polish cabbage rolls are dominated by the …

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Chocolate Espresso Babka Recipe

Made with a rich brioche-like dough, the Chocolate Babka is a traditional Polish bread or cake, often made for Easter. The sweet-braided bread filled with melted chocolate and topped with sugar syrup is irresistible! Short History of Babka Babkas appeared all over Europe at the end of the XVIIth century. In Poland the king Stanisław …

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Pierogi Ruskie or Ukrainskie: Potato and Cheese Pierogi

Pierogi ruskie appeared in Poland around the 13th century. They were brought from the Far East by Kievan Rus, hence the name. Ruskie translates to Ruthenian, not Russian as it’s often mistranslated into English as they come from the territory of present Ukraine. Hence why quite often in the US they’re referred to as Ukrainian …

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Polish Potato Pancakes Recipe

Crunchy Polish potato pancakes made in a shallow frying pan remind you of grandma’s cooking. Soft on the inside, these latkes or placki ziemniaczane taste perfect with sour cream or wild mushroom sauce (chanterelle mushrooms in the summer). Or even just sugar. There’s also a version of one giant potato pancakes stuffed with goulash, known …

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