Mazurek makowo- kokosowy
I associate mazurki more with Easter than Christmas, but there's usually something with poppy-seed on Christmas Eve supper so why not (although I'm not a big fan of poppy-seed tbh, but that's me).
They're called faworki in my region and yesssss, I worship them (at least those made by my grandma ;d)!!! xD <3 Niebo w gębie :D
I made Karpatka a few weeks ago that was pretty good, i'm sure my parents and fam would like it also.
I recommend adding jelly cubes to the cream (for example strawberry or cherry flavoured) :)
Lemon Blueberry Pierogi
I've never tasted such a mix, so I don't know whether they are going to be good or not :)
I would love to try making some piergoi from scratch is this hard, does anyone know.
I wouldn't say they're difficult to make, you can check how they're made on Youtube:
Kutia is more an Eastern thing, I guess (Ukrainian, Russian, etc.), but it is eaten in some regions of Poland. I don't think I've ever eaten it and it doesn't sound too encouraging, tbh :P If you want to make it with wheat grains then you'll have to play Cinderella and peel every grain seperately, from what I've read ;O
Basically, dishes vary from region to region, from family to family.
There are supposed to be 12 dishes and usually there have to be some dishes that contain poppy-seed, mushrooms, honey, sauerkraut, to make it traditional.
Fish dishes are the only meat dishes served at Christmas Eve.
The Christmas dishes I personally like are:
1. Barszcz czerwony z uszkami - borscht with uszka (uszka are sth similar to pierogi, with a filling made of sauerkraut and mushrooms), it's a beetroot soup (and my favourite soup in general).
2. The fish dish (lol) I love is śledzie w oleju z cebulą - herring fillets in oil with onion:
3. I also like the all time classic sałatka jarzynowa - vegetable slalad with mayo and mustard (I think Russians have it too and eat it at New Year's Eve, if I'm not mistaken):
As for cakes, there's always some cheescakes, charlotte cakes and all kinds of other cakes with cream or without cream.
Everybody loves karpatka in my family, also everone knows murzynek in Poland:
I also like pleśniak (known as "fuga" in my family). Apparently recipes for it are circulating on Italian blogs and forums as "torta slava" (Slavic cake) lol
Miodownik (honey cake) is also a nice cake for Christmas.
Miodownik (honey cake) is also a nice cake for Christmas:
Sorry, wrong links lol
This is a recipe for miodownik :):
Btw, miodownik should be eaten two, three days after baking, because the cake is softer then.