I know food isn’t the reason for holiday celebrations, but an abundance of yummy dishes certainly adds to the festivities and marks the day as something more than the ordinary.
One of the nice things about having a house full of guests is that you can prepare multiple desserts. It’s so nice to have a choice and even better to have leftovers.
Let me share some of my favorite Polish desserts for Easter, mazurki, serniki, bakba, other cakes and cookies.
Whatever combination of Polish Easter Desserts you decide to make, I want to wish you and yours a joyous celebration of resurrection and new beginnings.
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Mazurek Królewski (Royal Mazurek) — a short crust pastry topped with a lattice filled with jewel-toned jam and decorated with sliced nuts or dried fruit
Kostka Alpejska (Cube from the Alps) — a thin chocolate sponge cake with caramel buttercream studded with crushed dried meringue kisses, topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate that many find reminiscent of a tiramisu
Sernik (Polish Cheesecake) — this version is made with homemade twarog, a farmer’s cheese, and studded with dried cranberries and topped with a berry sauce
Mazurek (Polish Easter Pastry) — a shortcrust pastry brushed with jam and topped with chocolate hazelnut spread and seasonal decorations
Serniki Migdałowe (Polish Almond Cheesecakes) — beautiful individual little almond cheesecakes wrapped in a yeast crust
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Makowiec Polish Poppy Seed Roll — a tender yeast dough wrapped around a poppy seed filling
Chruściki, Chrusty, Faworki, Angel Wings — whatever you call them, these twisted little pastries are crisp, lightly sweet with powdered sugar
Kolaczki (Polish Filled Cookies) — a rich, soft crust, filled with jam
Cytrynowa Babka (Lemon Babka) — a wonderfully moist lemon bundt cake with lemon glaze
Mazurek (Polish Easter Pastry) — a rich shortcrust tart, topped with caramel and seasonal decorations of nuts and dried fruit
Sernik Zebra (Zebra Cheesecake) — a showstopper cheesecake with alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate