Paperback: 50 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 8, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #966,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #53 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Polish
My Polish grandmother was a very good baker (not so much a good cook of savory foods, except pierogi and galubki). She's been gone since the mid-1980s, and this little book brings back memories of delicious treats from my early years. It's nice to know the names of the baked goods I ate as a child, and even nicer to have authentic recipes for them. This is a slender book, but the recipes seem to be well-chosen and the recipes well-tested.
I picked this book up yesterday because I love Polish cooking. You don't often see a book that includes Polish desserts though. People usually mention kolachky and that's the only Polish dessert they can think of. But many of the recipes in Kathy Gary's cookbook brought me back to my childhood. Her recipe for Honey Babka Cake is very close to the way my Grandmother made it including the warm coffee. My Grandmother included nutmeg and topped it with rose water. It was her Easter specialty. The Makowiec or poppy seed cake is authentic. I plan to bake this cake today. The Chrusciki is classic. Again my Polish Grandmother made Chrusciki but there's also an Italian version that my Italian Grandmother baked! We had Pierniki at Christmas. It's spicy and ginger-bready and will make your kitchen smell wonderful. This cookbook really brings back wonderful memories of the delicious Polish desserts I enjoyed. I highly recommend it if you're looking for authentic Polish recipes.
I bought this book because a woman I used to work with occasionally brought some Polish cookies to the office and they were delicious. This cookbook not only gave me the recipe for those cookies, but many others as well. Kathy Gary's book provides recipes for cookies, pastry and cakes with easy to follow instructions. It's a great book for a novice baker of Polish desserts.
This type of Homemade Polish baking is new to me and I especially liked the helpful hints for each recipe. The Sweet Cheese Kolaczki that you make for the holidays sounds scrumptious! And I love the Lily's Lemon Cookies recipe as well! Awesome Polish treats that you can make with your kids tonight.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a good variety of Polish dessert recipes in the Polish Desserts! Polish Cookie, Pastry and Cake Recipes (Easy Ethnic Dishes) by Kathy Gary.While I do not know a whole lot about Polish cooking, I do love Pierogies, so I thought I'd download and read this cookbook.While reading Gary's cookbook I found a whole bunch of yummy recipes waiting to be fixed. Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:Lily's Lemon CookiesSweet Cheese KolaczkiPolish Nut TartsHoney of a Babka CakeI also loved her tip about how to protect your Kindle, or other e-book, while cooking. Buy the book and you will find out.Recommend.
My 4 year old daughter has an adventurous streak when it comes to food. She is particularly eager to try foods from other countries. This is the reason I picked up the book.I enjoyed the back story and the many recipes shared. There were a range of recipes that were handed down through the generations. This makes the book valuable.As kindle cookbooks go this book was complete in a technical sense in that there was a working table of contents and a "back to" link. Goodness knows how it is easy to get lost in eBooks without this feature.One interesting recipe was the traditional Wedding Cake recipe. It's wonderful to know how other communities make theirs. What was the icing on the cake (pardon the pun) was the child friendly recipe included. This is a testament to the thoroughness of the book. My daughter loved it.Buy - Enjoy! Recommended.
This recipe book will not let you down! The format is easy to read and user friendly. The pictures are great and yummy looking. I really enjoy the inclusion of Kathy's family history in connection with each recipe.There are a few recipes within this book that my family has made over the years that I absolutely LOVE making. The recipes included in this book have some variances to those recipes that I can't wait to try and new recipes that sound so tempting that I want to go out and make today!
I was unfamiliar with Polish cooking before I bought Passionate About Pierogies: Delicious Homemade Pierogi Recipes (Easy Ethnic Dishes) and I have to say I was hooked after that. The pierogies that I made were so good and flavorful that I had to pick up this book. Kathy did not disappoint either. This book is filled with great cookie, pastry and cake recipes. I have already made the sweet cheese kolaczki and it was amazing. Next on my list are the Polish nut tarts. I just wish there were more recipes in the book but that is just nit picky.I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for great ethnic recipes.
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