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Cooked Fruit in Poland - Fruity Fillings, Flan, Pies, Tarts and JAM


osiol 55 | 3,922
19 Mar 2008 #1
I visited my friendly local delicatessen recently. Alongside the French conserves and English jams, I found a couple of different jars of Polish dżem. I had to buy some. I haven't actually opened it yet. That will happen tomorrow morning when I start my second course at breakfast time.

But so far, I can say that it's a cherry jam, it's low in sugar (assuming I understand niskosłodzony correctly), it looks like it has really big chunks of fruit in it. I think I'll probably have it on toast, but possibly just on buttered bread. Fascinating stuff this, isn't it?

Dżem is an interesting word. (Stop yawning, you!) The English word Jam has obscure origins, it may come from the French "J'aime", and now variants of this word are found in various different languages. I guessed from the start that "Dżem" is not a particularly Slavic word.

If anyone has anything to say about POLISH jam, please do so here. If it's not Polish jam, then keep your thoughts to yourself please!
miranda
19 Mar 2008 #2
well, most of them are really good. What is the make. Some brands are better than others:)
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #3
Dzem z czarnej pozeczki- Blackcurrent Jam, is by far my favorite

I would also recommend wielowocowe, that is, a mix of fruits, usually blueberry, strawberry and rasberry.
Try putting some of the blackcurrent jam on a piece of buttered toast with your morning coffee...

Miranda, thats 4000 for you : )
OP osiol 55 | 3,922
19 Mar 2008 #4
What is the make

If I am reading the label correctly, it is:

Najlepiej spożyć przed końcem.

Only joking!
Or am I?

£OWICZ.

4000

Happy 4000 posts to you,
Happy 4000 posts to you,
Happy 4000, dear Miranda,
Happy 4000 posts to you.
miranda
19 Mar 2008 #5
Dzem z czarnej pozeczki- Blackcurrent Jam

that is my favourite too - how did you know:D I also like and strongly recommend to you Osiol any kind of Polish made Powidła - plum butter - it is to die for. Cannot recommend the brand at present but the darker it is the better.

Miranda, thats 4000 for you : )

Oh, boy. I don't know if I should be happy or worried:) Thank you. I would not notice it- thanks for pointing it out to me.

Happy 4000 posts to you,Happy 4000 posts to you,Happy 4000, dear Miranda,Happy 4000 posts to you.

he, he, that is sweet Osiol;). Celebrating on the Jam thread:)
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #6
that is my favourite too - how did you know:D I also like and strongly recommend to you Osiol any kind of Polish made Powidła - plum butter - it is to die for. Cannot recommend

I'm telepathic I guess : )
Actually, my 3rd favorite is the Plum butter as well (the name doesn't do it justice) I believe £owicz makes it as well, Osiol, I recommend you buy it next time...

Oh, boy. I don't know if I should be happy or worried:) Thank you. I would not notice it- thanks for pointing it out to me.

No problem : )
hmm, now that you mention it, I joined exactly one year after you did.. Nov 13th : ) All these strange coincidences, haha
OP osiol 55 | 3,922
19 Mar 2008 #7
There were two different Polish jams on sale in the shop. The other was blackcurrant. I also like blackcurrant, but there was already a very good English Blackcurrant and Elderberry Port conserve in my cupboard so I chose the cherry instead.

As with all the proper food shops I frequent, I know the people who run this deli quite well, so I will suggest to them that they get some Plum butter in stock. The only problem they have is that they are in a town with very few Polish people. The few there are probably don't think too much about setting foot in a shop that is quite expensive. Perhaps they could follow the example of my local Costcutter - a big handmade sign saying 'Najlepsza Polska Żywność!'

Strangely, on my trips to Poland, I haven't tried or even been offered any jam.

I shall let you all know how I get on with this stuff tomorrow.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
19 Mar 2008 #8
I had some Strawberry the other day, not my choice, I like the Hartleys or Robertsons Raspberry, the kind with the seeds ( or is it pips ? ) in.

Whatever it was it didn't taste so good. I'm off to have a google and find out the make. Back in a mo................

Here we go. This stuff except Strawberry.....


  • Bob Marley likes his doughnuts with....
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #9
or is it pips

Pectin you mean?

Here we go. This stuff except Strawberry.....

I believe that is precisely the same kind that Osiol has.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
19 Mar 2008 #10
Pectin you mean?

Nie, I mean the small seeds that stick in your teeth !

Homemade blackcurrant is my favourite, still warm from the pan..................

Edit - Congratulations Miranda - heres to the next 4000 !
OP osiol 55 | 3,922
19 Mar 2008 #11
No, not pectin. Ask Gladys Knight for the answer. Better still, just read the post above - Szkotja beat me to it.
The strawberry (Fragaria spp.) pips don't get stuck in your teeth like Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) pips do. They are evil.
Lady in red
19 Mar 2008 #12
My favourite has always been Damson Jam but the jam that is sold at the Polish food shop I'm sure is 'Krakus'.
(will have to go and check the label now <g>)

I also like blueberry jam made of course with Polish blueberries lol.........

.......best on Polish bread <yummy> :)
miranda
19 Mar 2008 #13
I'm telepathic I guess : )

no, we like the same jam:)

Actually, my 3rd favorite is the Plum butter as well (the name doesn't do it justice) I believe £owicz makes it as well, Osiol, I recommend you buy it next time...

what is your second then?

hmm, now that you mention it, I joined exactly one year after you did.. Nov 13th : ) All these strange coincidences, haha

I know and look at our avatars- worrior like, ha, ha....

I shall let you all know how I get on with this stuff tomorrow.

please do, now I need to get some bread and jam myself. The conversation made me hungry:)

Homemade blackcurrant is my favourite, still warm from the pan..................

I belive any homemade beats the bough one.

Congratulations Miranda - heres to the next 4000 !

Thank you Szkocja, still a long way to becoming the PF general;)
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #14
what is your second then?

Tough, but I think its a 2 way tie between Wielowocowe, so a mixture of berries usually, or strawberry-rhubarb.

know and look at our avatars- worrior like

Yep : )
Mali - | 300
19 Mar 2008 #15
This is a very important thread.

My grandmother makes the best strawberry dzem (when its in season anyways) but I guess that doesn't help you :(

Polish made Powidła - plum butter - it is to die for

especially when it is stuffed inside a delicious pączek :)

Congrats Miranda on the 4000 posts :)
OP osiol 55 | 3,922
19 Mar 2008 #16
pączek

Would I be right in saying this is some kind of doughnut?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Mar 2008 #17
U certainly would, tłusty czwartek was not so long ago. U may recall Osioł, it's a national donut eating day here in Poland, there was a thread on it
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #18
Would I be right in saying this is some kind of doughnut?

You would be 100% correct.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Mar 2008 #19
Back to the thread, try £owicz, it produces some very tasty jams, they don't produce only jams but they excel in this area
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #20
£OWICZ.

Here we go. This stuff except Strawberry.....

£owicz

It's been mentioned!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Mar 2008 #21
Ah yes, I see it now, thx 4 that
Mali - | 300
19 Mar 2008 #22
U certainly would, tłusty czwartek was not so long ago. U may recall Osioł, it's a national donut eating day here in Poland, there was a thread on it

Awww I missed that thread :(

~loves pączki
Filios1 8 | 1,336
19 Mar 2008 #23
loves pączki

I like pączki z dzemem z rozy (rose jam), and with powdered sugar... nothing better : )
miranda
19 Mar 2008 #24
especially when it is stuffed inside a delicious pączek :)Congrats Miranda on the 4000 posts :)

ha, I am just having some with bread now - I could not resist it anymore and I got a jar at the local deli - mniam, mniam.

Dzieki Mali:)
Osiol - there is another kind of paczki filling - made of rose petals and sugar and it is a raw(not cooked) speciality.
I had some really good jam made of quince and rose petals from Bulgaria. Sorry I am off topic. Is this exclusively thread for Polish jam ?

PS. I like orange jam and I had some made of ginger I belive but the wirdest one I had was made from carrots:). I guess I am a jam Mama.
Mali - | 300
19 Mar 2008 #25
I like pączki z dzemem z rozy (rose jam), and with powdered sugar... nothing better : )

I like the glazed ones. sooooooo yummy and sweet. :)

PS. I like orange jam and I had some made of ginger I belive but the wirdest one I had was made from carrots:). I guess I am a jam Mama.

Carrots? bleh
Orange is yummy though. Pineapple too.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
19 Mar 2008 #26
I am starting to think about pancakes.

( Don't know how to spell it in Polish when I say it I often get it confused with the word for "Sunday" )
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
19 Mar 2008 #27
pancakes

naleśniki :)

Sunday

niedziela

hmmm... :P
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
19 Mar 2008 #28
Tak tak, all of mojej Polskiego is learnt from mojej kolegas w pracy so I cannot napische it very dobry.

Moge I should get a book and usch mnie some grammer ?
miranda
19 Mar 2008 #29
your Polish is amazing Szkocja:)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499
19 Mar 2008 #30
No ! To jest co mojej kolegas mowie ale myslem ona ( edit )masz zabawne.


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