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Ren Behan

The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A Celebration of Home Baking and Nostalgic Treats


A collection of traditional and modern Polish baking and dessert recipes including Babkas, cheesecakes, tarts, pastries and all things sweet and celebratory. Ren Behan takes you from everyday baking to Easter celebrations in this comprehensive take on Polish sweet treats, and draws on influences from across central and Eastern Europe. ?Honey, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, citrus peel, cherries, sweet whipped cheese… with these warming scents and flavours, Ren Behan takes you on a comprehensive tour of Polish sweet treats.

With modern twists on classic much-loved recipes and bold, folkloric styling, The Sweet Polish Kitchen is designed to bring the spirit of Polish pâtissière to a new audience who appreciate a diasporic narrative and journey through food. Poland’s rich, multi-national cafe culture underpins these recipes, which draw on many influences; the first pâtisseries in Warsaw were opened by Italian and Swiss immigrants, and there are also borrowings from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, Lithuania and Belarus. A new and delicious baking world is in your hands… Contents Polish Baking Basics opens the doors to tradition, passed down through the generations.

Experience the timeless elegance of Polish Classics: including cheesecakes that melt in your mouth and blueberry buns bursting with flavour. Each Layer Cake and Traybake creation is a masterpiece, showcasing the beauty of Polish baking. The plum crumble tart and raspberry and lemon cloud cake take things to new heights.

Enjoy exhilarating deep-fried and filled Carnival Treats, guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with delight. Learn about the importance of Easter in Poland with irresistible treats to share with your loved ones. Bring the warmth and joy to your home during other Festive Seasons with heavenly Bundts, delectable marzipan crescents, and iconic poppy seed rolls.

Elevate your breakfast and brunch game with baked Pancakes and Pierogi; laden with soft cheese, dark cherries and cinnamon cream. In the spirit of the Breads, Loaves and Buns chapter, transport yourself to the streets of Krakow with caraway and rye breads and sink your teeth into warm bagels. Round off your Polish baking journey with a delightful selection of Desserts, Sweets, and Preserves.


Format: Hardcover
Published: UK, 2024
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 192
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780008590109
ISBN 10: 0008590109

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The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A Celebration of Home Baking and Nostalgic Treats