Żurek

Background Pronunciation: /ˈʐu.rɛk/ (jurr-ekk) Origin: Poland Relatives: Barszcz Bialy (Poland), Zhur (Belarus), Kyselo (Czechia), Okroshka (Russia), Bors (Romania).  History  The word ‘Żurek’ is the diminutive form of the ‘Żur’, a variation of the Old High German ‘sur’, meaning sour.   Fermented cereal soups are a traditional staple food in several other central and eastern European countries,Continue reading “Żurek”

Tiramisu

This amazing dessert is much greater than the sum of its parts! Making the Tiramisu in advance and then leaving it for a little while in the fridge allows the creamy flavours to infuse and creates a delicious result. Preparation time: 20 minutes Refrigeration time: 3 to 24 hours Difficulty: Moderate Serves: 10 Ingredients 300g/10.5oz/3Continue reading “Tiramisu”

Piernik

There’s a lot of history behind Piernik: it’s Polish gingerbread, which is traditionally eaten at Christmas. Piernik comes in many shapes and sizes, and some versions can be left to mature for months or even years before being baked. This quick version is a soft cake, flavoured with gingerbread spices and plum jam, and decoratedContinue reading “Piernik”