Tag: home cooking

147 Steamed Yeast Doughnuts with Cocoa Filling (Parniki)

Who doesn't like doughnuts? The problem with them, however, is that they are quite unhealthy, or heavy at least, as most deep-fried foods are. Parniki - the light-as-a-cloud steamed doughnuts that my Mum have been making since as long as I can remember - are my idea for dealing with doughnut craving.

146 Sour Cucumber Soup

How to explain a liking for this rather acquired taste? For the 4-year-old me, zupa ogórkowa was synonymous with a treat: something I know I'll enjoy, and what is also nourishing and healthy. Or so I was told.

144 Wild Mushroom and Rice Cabbage Rolls

Gołąbki, as that's how cabbage rolls are called in Poland, are perfect comfort food for early spring: the green of the cabbage invokes freshness we all so crave at this time of the year, and the earthy, steaming hot filling gives comfort, much sought after on still-chilly early spring days.

142 Sweet Cottage Cheese Dumplings (Pierogi Leniwe)

It takes less than an hour to whip up these little cushion-like dumplings. Served with a bit of melted butter, some sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon, they are a foolproof mood lifter. At least for me.

139 Uszka, tiny dumplings that are love.

As long as there are people who care enough to commit a good few hours of their time to prepare foods that, apart from sustenance, are there to bring smiles on the faces of their loved ones, the life is worth living.

131 Tomato and Pasta Soup

Chunky, fresh, and very satisfying. This tomato soup with pasta is as comforting as summer gets.

129 Chunky Cauliflower, Potato and Dill Soup

Cauliflower is much underrated, don't you think? Enjoy the cauliflower season with this Polish cauliflower and potato soup. With an obligatory sprinkle of freshly chopped dill!

128 Green Lentil, Tomato and Veggie Pappardelle

Tomato, courgettes and green lentils are the stars of this summer pasta. Eat the season!

127 Gooseberry and Oat Crumble

Simple summer dessert, and a perfect way of using up the abundance of summer fruit. Have yourself a crumble!