2013 GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD: BEST EASTERN EUROPEAN COOKBOOK, USA
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. The authors' second addition to Pelican's Classics Series, 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.