Desserts · Easter · Poland · Recipes

Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food, or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God for… Continue reading Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

Christmas · Desserts · Germany

It smells delicious after cinnamon and vanilla

Although I was born and grew up in Poland, I have lived 13 years in Germany before I moved to the US and therefore there is simply no Christmas for me without German cookies. Each year I bake between 8 and 12 varieties. That depends on how much time I have beside household and the… Continue reading It smells delicious after cinnamon and vanilla

Desserts · Italy

Cranberry-Pine nut-Biscotti

  Biscotti – here a classic version with cranberries and pine nuts- are italian biscuits (cookies). The word originates from the medieval Latin word “biscoctus”, meaning “twice-cooked.” It defined all oven baked goods that were baked twice, so they were very dry and could be stored for long periods of time. Such nonperishable food was particularly useful… Continue reading Cranberry-Pine nut-Biscotti