The Ultimate Plum Cake: Yeast Required

It might be my Slavic/Polish heritage, but I think anything made with plums or prunes is d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.  Poland is among the top 20 plum producing countries, with production levels at over 100,000 tons per year.  Nothing beats Polish plum conserves, chocolate covered prunes, prune-filled doughnuts, prune layered honey cake, or even spiced plum herbal tea.  […]

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Not for the Faint Hearted: Old Polish Spiced Honey Rye Cookies (Razowe Pierniczki Staropolskie)

These cookies beautifully exemplify the rugged roots of Polish culture from centuries ago–or at least my exotic view of it.  They are crunchy, gritty, and sharp-tasting.  They are not very sweet, although a lot of honey goes into them.  I can imagine munching on them after a long, exhausting trek through snowy, mountainous terrain.  No […]

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