Polska: New Polish Cooking by Zuza Zak

Search this book for Recipes »
    • Categories: Soups; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pumpkins; milk; nutmeg; plain flour
    show
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: milk; twarog cheese; Greek yoghurt; ground cinnamon; raisins; plain flour; single cream
    show
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Rice dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert; Polish
    • Ingredients: cooking apples; raisins; ground cinnamon; pudding rice; single cream
    show
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert; Polish
    • Ingredients: mixed berries; eggs; crème fraîche; honey
    show
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; eggs; sweet paprika; white pepper
    show
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Breakfast / brunch; Main course; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: twarog cheese; Greek yoghurt; radishes; chives; rye bread; white pepper
    show
    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: semolina; milk; raspberries; honey
    show
    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Pies, tarts & pastries; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert; Polish
    • Ingredients: fresh yeast; vanilla sugar; sour cream; butter; lilac flowers; plain flour; sugar
    show
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: vanilla sugar; eggs; milk; yoghurt; plums; plain flour
    show
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Polish; Vegan
    • Ingredients: whole rye flour
    show
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegan
    • Ingredients: rye flour; wheatgerm; pumpkin seeds; rolled oats; whole rye flour; pumpkin seed oil
    show
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegan
    • Ingredients: onions; wholegrain spelt flour; rye flour; wheatgerm; rolled oats; whole rye flour
    show
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegan
    • Ingredients: rye flour; wheatgerm; caraway seeds; whole rye flour; horseradish leaves
    show
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: fresh yeast; raisins; store-cupboard ingredients; plain flour
    show
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: whole grain spelt flour; plain flour; sesame seeds; instant yeast
    show
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Breakfast / brunch; Polish
    • Ingredients: butter; canned anchovies in oil
    show
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; beetroots
    show
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Breakfast / brunch; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; chanterelle mushrooms
    show
    • Categories: Soups; Summer; Lithuanian
    • Ingredients: baby beetroots; radishes; cucumbers; dill; chives; sour cream; yoghurt; smoked chicken breasts; white pepper
    show
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Soups; Summer; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; wild cherries; whole cloves; ground cinnamon; raw cane sugar; potato flour; sour cream
    show
    • Categories: Soups; Summer; Polish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sorrel; nettles; Greek yogurt; hard-boiled eggs; white pepper
    show
    • Categories: Soups; Ukrainian
    • Ingredients: beef rump steaks; pimento berries; bay leaves; carrots; parsnips; celery; leeks; potatoes; beetroots; canned tomatoes; canned butter beans; parsley; sour cream
    • Accompaniments: Wild mushroom and sauerkraut "little ears" (Uszka)
    show
  • show
    • Categories: Soups; Polish
    • Ingredients: turkey thighs; parsnips; carrots; celery; bay leaves; pimento berries; tomato passata; tomato purée; single cream; cooked white rice; white pepper
    show
    • Categories: Soups; Spring; Polish
    • Ingredients: rhubarb; ground cloves; vanilla pods; strawberries; single cream; cooked pasta of your choice
    show

Notes about this book

This book does not currently have any notes.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Crispy duck with apple and walnut sauce

    • Zosia on May 23, 2017

      We're not huge fans of sweet flavours in our savoury dishes so we loved this. The apple, toasted walnut and shallots added just a little to complement the duck while the tartness cut its richness. I wanted more control over the amount of fat in the apples so rather than roasting them with the duck on top, I sauteed them with the shallots (after I'd saved most of the rendered duck fat) while the duck was resting.

  • Melt-in-your-mouth Mazurian potato marjoram pie

    • Zosia on May 23, 2017

      With crisp edges, fluffy interior and loads of flavour, this was a big hit. I baked it in the recommended loaf pan so it was tall but I may use a sheet pan next time for an increased crispy surface area. I used pancetta in place of the lardons.

    • lkgrover on August 03, 2021

      Good potato casserole; lots of flavor.

  • Butter beans in a marjoram and tomato broth

    • Lepa on January 22, 2022

      Beans, tomatoes, bacon and paprika. How could you go wrong with this quick and delicious dish? It was easy and good with crusty bread.

  • Young spring cabbage with dill and bacon

    • Lepa on October 10, 2022

      This had a decent flavor but my husband chopped the cabbage too fine and maybe didn't let the bacon crisp so the dish was a bit watery and mushy. I am going to try again and hand cut the cabbage instead of shredding it.

  • Caramelised onion scrambled eggs

    • Lepa on May 17, 2021

      My dad made onions and eggs when I was growing up but I have never seen it in a cookbook- and haven't had it for years. This version was better than my dad's because the onions are caramelized and the paprika adds a nice flavor. I really enjoyed this and am going to start making it all the time. I am so happy to be reminded of this childhood classic!

  • Autumnal potato knedle with juicy plum filling

    • Lepa on August 20, 2021

      When I was growing up I spent many summers in Slovenia visiting family and plum dumplings were always my favorite treat. This was my first attempt making them by myself. These were good but a bit fiddly. I had a hard time stretching the dough around the plums without tearing it. Next time I will roll out the circles of dough into larger pieces and maybe add more flour.

  • Pierogi Ruskie, my favourite winter dumplings

    • Lepa on October 10, 2022

      These were pretty good but also heavy. I doubled the recipe and had far too much filling (but that may be my fault).

  • Bigos (Polish kimchi) with venison

    • meginyeg on January 03, 2023

      I changed quite a bit. Used bacon instead of pork belly and only venison no beef. I combined steps too. It turned out quite tasty and filling.

  • Outlaw's placek with goulash

    • meginyeg on June 07, 2022

      This was good. A nice basic goulash. There is a step missing in the recipe. It lists flour on the goulash part but doesn't tell you when to add it. My goulash was thick enough without it however so I skipped it.

  • Bohemian caraway roasted rabbit

    • meginyeg on September 02, 2022

      This was good. I didn't bother to joint the rabbit just left it whole and cooked a bit longer.

  • "Lazy" dumplings with sugary brown butter

    • jungliemonkey on December 06, 2020

      I could not get these to work. Firstly, there was no way that the mixture was forming any kind of dough with the amount of flour given in the recipe. Then, once there was enough for them to just about form a dough ball, they ended up way too stodgy. Also had trouble with the coating clumping and not really coating the dumplings. Finally, I wouldn't say that sour cream was a good accompaniment... I guess I won't be trying these again!

You must Create an Account or Sign In to add a note to this book.

Reviews about this book

  • SBS TV

    I didn’t really know much about Polish food...And yet once I picked up this cookbook I wanted a spoonful or slice of almost everything!

    Full review
  • ISBN 10 1849497265
  • ISBN 13 9781849497268
  • Published Jul 01 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Quadrille Publishing

Publishers Text

The food of Poland has long been overlooked, but the time is right for a reinvention. In Polska, young food writer Zuza Zak presents her contemporary take on Polish cuisine, with over 100 recipes for snacks and party foods, soups, preserves, breads, fish, meat and poultry, salads and veg, and cakes and desserts. She places Polish food within the context of the country íts history and geography, and tracks how it has developed and adapted to Poland ís ever-changing political and economic situation.†With recipes including tuna cured in bison grass vodka, courgette islands with dill flowers, and mini doughnuts with rose filling, and lavish photography from the acclaimed Laura Edwards, Polska is a breath of fresh air.

Other cookbooks by this author