Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte

Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. ground walnuts 12 jumbo eggs, separated 2 c. sugar 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 5 extra large eggs 2 T. water 1/2 box confectioner’s sugar 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, chopped into squares Apricot jelly Grind the walnuts. Add egg yolks and mix together. Beat the egg whites until […]

Sweet Bobalki

SWEET BOBALKI SLOVAK BREAD BALLS WITH POPPYSEEDS AND HONEY 2 cups water 3 TBS sugar plus 1 TBS sugar 2 tsp. salt 5 tbs. canola oil or butter (if not fasting) 2 pkgs. active dry yeast 6 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup poppyseeds 1/2 cup honey   PREPARATION: 1. IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN, BRING TO […]

Warsaw Paczki

WARSAW PĄCZKI INGREDIENTS 1 c. sweet cream 2 yeast cakes 10 egg yolks 1 tsp. salt 5 T. soft butter 4 1⁄2 c. flour 1 jigger rum 6 T. sugar Heat cream to lukewarm. Add salt to egg yolks and beat until thick. Cream butter and sugar. Put these ingredients into a large bowl, add […]

Lenten Fare: Herring, Zur, Pierogi & Others

By Robert Strybel The Polish Chef Whether wondering what to serve your family during Lent or holding parish or club Lenten suppers, here are a few items to consider. HERRING IN OIL (śledź w oleju): Drain 12 – 16 oz. jar marinated herring, discarding onions and spices. Plunge into cold water, drain and pat dry. […]

Butterfinger Pie

Butterfinger Pie FILLING: 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup water 1 small pkg. chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla 3 egg whites 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups whipping cream or 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip CRUST: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 1/2 cup chopped […]

Polish Easter Brunch

HARD-BOILING EGGS (gotowanie jaj na twardo) First, place the fresh eggs in a large pot or bowl of cold water. For eating, use only those which lie on their side – those are the freshest! Those that stand up but still touch bottom are OK, but any that float are less than fresh. Place a […]

Spinach Bread

Spinach Bread 2 eggs, well beaten (or egg substitute) 2/3 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2/3 c. whole or skim milk 8 oz. Monterey or mozzarella cheese (I use the grated cheese substitute) 2 10 oz. packages of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well 3 T. […]

Ham & Asparagus Brunch Bake

HAM & ASPARAGUS BRUNCH BAKE 1 pkg. Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice (recipe rice) 1 lb. asparagus, cut into pieces 2 c. ham, chopped 1 c. red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped 1 c. cheese (4 oz.) shredded Preheat oven to 350º. In large saucepan, prepare rice mix according […]

Lemon Chiffon Pie

LEMON CHIFFON PIE 1 c. evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 t. evaporated milk 1/4 c. sugar 1/3 c. butter or margarine, soft 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. evaporated milk 1/2 c. water 1 1/2 t. lemon rind 1/4 t. salt 1 pkg. (3 oz.) lemon gelatin 2 […]

Power Pasta

POWER PASTA INGREDIENTS: 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 ground turkey breast 1 green pepper, diced 28 oz. can crushed tomato in sauce 1 tbs. fennel seed 1 tsp. dried oregano 8 oz. ridged or curly pasta, cooked & drained 1/2 cup diced or crumbled feta cheese Salt & Pepper to […]