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List of Polish desserts

This is a list of Polish desserts. Polish cuisine is a style of cooking and food preparation originating in or widely popular in Poland. Polish cuisine has evolved over the centuries to become very eclectic due to Poland's history. Polish cuisine shares many similarities with other Central European cuisines, especially German, Austrian and Hungarian cuisines,[1] as well as Jewish,[2] Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian,[3] French and Italian culinary traditions.[4]

Polish desserts

Name Image Description
Babka A sweet yeast cake that's also consumed in other areas of Eastern Europe
Chałka Sweet white wheat bread from Jewish cuisine
Chocolate-covered prune (śliwki w czekoladzie) Chocolate with an entire dried plum as a filling
Faworki (angel wings)
Kisiel A viscous fruit dish, popular as a dessert.
Kogel mogel An egg-based homemade dessert popular in Eastern Europe made from egg yolks, sugar, and flavorings such as honey, cocoa or rum. It is similar to eggnog. A Polish variation includes the addition of orange juice, creating a taste similar to an Orange Julius.
Kołacz A traditional Polish pastry, originally a wedding cake
Krakow gingerbread (krakowskie pierniki) A variety of gingerbread from Kraków, Poland.
Kremówka A Polish cream pie made of two layers of puff pastry, filled with whipped cream, creamy buttercream, vanilla pastry cream (custard cream) or sometimes egg white cream, and is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar.[5]
Krówki Polish fudge; semi-soft milk toffee candies.
Kutia A sweet grain pudding, traditionally served in Ukraine, Belarus and some parts of Poland.
Makowiec Polish poppy seed roll. A pastry consisting of a roll of sweet yeast bread (a viennoiserie) with a dense, rich, bittersweet filling of poppy seed.
Makówki A traditional poppy seed-based dessert from Central Europe.
Mazurek A variety of pastry (a cake) baked in Poland, both at Easter, and also at Christmas and holiday season.[6] Pictured is traditional home-made mazurek.
Mieszanka Wedlowska E. Wedel mix; assorted chocolate covered candy
Pączki Pastries traditional in Polish cuisine; the Polish word pączki is often translated to English as "doughnuts".
Pańska Skórka, Miodek Hard taffy sold at cemeteries during Zaduszki and at Stare Miasto (Old Town) in Warsaw
Pawełek Chocolate bar with a flavored filling that contains a small amount of alcohol.
Prince Polo A mass-produced candy bar made in Poland. Pictured is the milk chocolate and hazelnut variety.
Ptasie mleczko A soft chocolate-covered candy filled with soft meringue (or milk soufflé).[7]
Racuchy Small pancakes often stuffed with apples and served with powdered sugar.
Sękacz A popular Lithuanian-Polish traditional cake
Sernik A cheesecake that's one of the most popular desserts in Poland, made primarily using twaróg, a type of fresh cheese.
Toruń gingerbread (toruńskie pierniki) A traditional Polish gingerbread
Torcik Wedlowski E. Wedel tart; a large, circular, chocolate covered wafer with hand-made decorations

See also


  1. ^ Melvil Dewey, Richard Rogers Bowker, L. Pylodet, Library Journal, Volume 110, 1985; "Poland's cuisine, influenced by its German, Austrian, Hungarian, Russian, and other conquerors over the centuries."
    See also: Eve Zibart, , p. 114.The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion "Polish cuisine displays its German-Austrian history in its sausages, particularly the garlicky kielbasa (or kolbasz), and its smoked meats." (p. 108.)
  2. ^ Polish & Russian-Jewish Cuisine - My Jewish Learning
  3. ^ Nigel Roberts (Apr 12, 2011), 2, Belarus, page 81,The Bradt Travel Guide (2nd), ISBN 1841623407. "Like Ukrainians, Russians and Poles, Belarusians are still fond of borscht with a very large dollop of sour cream (smyetana) and it is particularly warming and nourishing in the depths of winter."
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  7. ^ Candy That's Dandy. Rick Kogan. Chicago Tribune. MAGAZINE; ZONE: C; SIDEWALKS.; Pg. 6. February 11, 2001.
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