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Polish Christmas cakes?

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
1 Dec 2010 #1
Do your families bake any special Polish Christmas cakes? Got any recipes?
1 Dec 2010 #2
no we buy it and they are delicious :)
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
1 Dec 2010 #3
Dunno about you, but my favourites include makowiec, strucla z orzechami, pierniczki w czekoladzie and keks warsazwski. Of course babka drożdżowa z rodzynkami and sernik wiedeński are always good, although some may regard them as more Eastery than Christmasy.
1 Dec 2010 #4

mmmmm... can't wait for christmas ;>
ColdSteel - | 20
18 Dec 2011 #5
I'd say cheesecakes are for Easter and any cakes with poppy are for Christmas, but many people would have both kinds for both Christmas and Easter. Whatever. I'll stick to my family's traditions.

Polonius3, just google 'makowiec'. It's the most popular and traditional Christmas cake, I believe.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
20 Dec 2011 #6
Let's not forget piernik (sometimes translated as gingerbread), but it originated as a peppercake -- in Old Polish pierny (nowadays pieprzny) meant peppery.
Some Polish familii I heard also regard murzynek as a typical Christmas cake. I wouldn't even attempt to translate that into English and risk getting the ACLU on my back. BTW some peeple say ACLU stands for ANTI-CLERICAL LOONIES.
pawian 190 | 19,211
4 Aug 2022 #7
My wife always makes those for Christmas:

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