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Polish Traditional Gingerbread

Courgette Fritters

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Raspberry Vinegar

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Classic Basil Pesto

Waffles with Whipped Cream and Summer Berries

Bilberry Muffins with Lemon Icing

Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo

Bread and Butter Pickles

Vegetable Quesadillas

Steak Bavette and Sweet Potatoes with Hummus and Herb Salsa

Homemade Beef Burgers

Tartare Sauce

BBQ Sauce

Pork Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes with Apple and Beetroot Salad

Architects Bake with Polly Eats London: Sourdough Bread

Tex-Mex Chilli con Carne

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: Money Bags Dumplings

Homemade Dumpling Wrappers

Red Onion Marmelade

Orzo Pasta with Courgette, Mushrooms and Green Peas

Pigs in Blankets

Ancho Crema Dip

Guacamole: a Classic Mexican Dip

Pico de Gallo Mexican Salsa

Mexican Black Beans with Tomatoes and Totopos

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Fishcakes with Rémoulade

Rémoulade - French Cold Sauce

Avocado Dip

Mexican Spicy Mini Chicken Wings

Danish Crisp Bread

Smoked Trout Pate

Gougeres

Polly Eats London at the Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice

Polish Plum Cake

Polly Eats London at Liberté Chérie

German Stollen

Traditional stolen often contains marzipan – a confection made mainly from ground almonds and sugar. I don’t use marzipan because the fruit blend and a thick coat of icing sugar that covers the bread are sweet enough, so extra sweetness is overwhelming for me. Stollen is a yeasted bread baked with dried fruits and spices that's originated in Dresden. It’s traditionally served at Christmas time in Germany, Austria and parts of France. Stollen symbolises the baby Jesus blanket, and the fruits in it represent gifts of the Three Wise Men (called the Three Kings or Three Magi as well). Find the recipe here…

Traditional Italian Panettone

Panettone, sweet enriched bread comes originally, according to many sources, from Milan and is a true symbol of Italian Christmas. It’s more bread than a cake, although brioche-like dough of slightly sweet flavour is studded with dried fruits, almonds and raisins. The most traditional panettone is made by wild-yeast fermentation, augmented by a small amount of commercial yeasts. Making of this Christams sweet bread is a lengthy procedure, but the result is well worth it: you will end up with a golden, aromatic, and delicious Christmas bake that melts in your mouth with every bite.  Find the recipe here…

Sauerkraut with Forest Mushrooms (Kapusta z grzybami)

A traditional polish delight is served usually on Christmas Eve. This meatless dish can be eaten on its own with a slice of bread or fill other traditional Christmas Eve meals – pierogi z grzybami (dumplings with sauerkraut and forest mushrooms). Sauerkraut is always prepared at least one week in advance as all flavours need time to combine and develop. We use porcini - the most delicious and aromatic wild mushrooms, a few dried prunes to balance the sour taste of fermented cabbage and a large glass of red wine that deepen the flavour of the dish. Find the recipe here…

Dried Fruits Beverage (Kompot z Suszu)

Dried Fruits Beverage is one of 12 traditional dishes served on Christmas Eve in Poland. This is a naturally sweet drink, which distinctive flavour comes from dried apples, pears, apricot, prunes and fragrant spices: cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Dried fruits, prunes, in particular, give the kompot enough natural sweetness; however, if you need to have it sweeter, add honey to the cool mixture. My Dried Fruit Beverage also contains thick slices of fresh orange, making this traditional drink even more Christmasy and citrusy. Serve cold with cooked fruits on the side. Find the recipe here...