Ciasteczka z nadzieniem daktylowym

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WHOLE – WHEAT DATE BARS (www.marthastewart.com)


2 1/4 cups pitted dates (about 11 ounces)

3/4 cup apple cider

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for parchment

1/4 cup wheat bran

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg

1/4 cup smooth unsweetened applesauce


Make filling: Bring dates and cider to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, simmer until dates are soft and almost all liquid has reduced, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Transfer to a food processor. Puree date mixture until smooth, set aside.

Make dough: Whisk together flours, bran, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside. Put sugar and zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed 30 seconds. Add butter, mix until combined, about 1 minute. Add egg, mix until fluffy. Mix in flour in 3 batches, alternating with 2 batches of applesauce. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic; shape into a rectangle. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll

out 1 piece of dough between two lightly floured sheets of parchment paper to a 9 1/2-by-13-inch rectangle. Dust with more flour, if needed. Remove top piece of parchment. Trim dough to a 9-by-11-inch rectangle. Transfer rectangle on parchment to a baking sheet.

Cut rectangle in half lengthwise. Spread a heaping cup filling down half of each length, leaving a 1/4-inch

border. Fold dough over; pinch to seal. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining chilled dough and filling.

Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Cut into 1 1/2-inch bars. Transfer bars to racks using a spatula; let cool.

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Doughnuts – fluffy and delicate

„Tłusty czwartek” (thursday before Ash Wednesday – it’s something like Mardi Gras) is coming so I have some doughnuts for you. They are made from recipe which I get from my Grandmother Emily and they are really great! They grow big (light ring is the evidence for it), they are fluffy and delicate. And the most important: they’ve got the same quality and taste on the next day (home made doughnuts always lose it).

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DOUGHNUTS

4 cup flour

8 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

100 g yeast

100 g melted butter

1 cup milk

1 tbsp vodka

marmelade or jam

600-700 g lard or oil to deep-frying

Take a cup of flour, yeast, one spoon of sugar and a half cup of milk, mix in a bowl and leave in warm place. While the leaven is growing – mix yolks with sugar (on the steam). The heat have to be very low! It should be fluffy, light and sugar have to be completely dissolved. Add the rest of the flour, the leaven, melted butter and the rest of the milk (warm) to the yolk dough. I used also grains from 1/2 of vanilla cane. Make the dough until it’s smooth, elastic and won’t stick to your hands. At the end of it add alcohol.
Then cover it and leave in warm place until it grows. When it doubles its volume make the doughnuts. Take some dough with your hand, flatten gently, make a little hole and lay the marmalade with teaspoon. Stick carefully and lay it on the cloth powdered with flour. Sticking have to be on this part which is laying on the cloth. Cover them with cloth and leave to grow. They grow big (they’ll be almost twice bigger than before). Fry it for about two minutes on each side and be careful to not burn them! While frying turn them only once! If they are well grown the light ring will appear. Powder them with icing sugar while hot or ice them when get colder.

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Pleśniak

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PLEŚNIAK

500 g flour

2 tsp vanilla sugar

4 egg yolks

250 g margarine

2 tbsp sour cream

2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp cocoa

4 egg whites

1 cup sugar

fried apples with cinnamon or jam

Make a batter from flour, baking soda, vanilla sugar, yolks, margarine and cream (you can do it with your hands, but I prefer using mixer). Divide the batter into three pieces and add cocoa to one of them. Make balls from batter, flatten them and wrap with foil. Leave it in the fridge for an hour.

Beat egg whites with sugar. Grate the batter on the baking tray with graseproof paper (use a grater with big holes). First layer is from ‚white’ batter (one without cocoa),next from dark and on the dark layer put apples or jam, the next layer is whipped whites with sugar and on the top, again grated ‚white’ batter.

Bake it in temperature of 180 degrees for about an hour. After that you can put on it some chocolate topping.

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Very chocolate cake

The recipe for „Sour cream chocolate cake” from Nigella Lawson’s „How to be a domestic goddess” was the base for this recipe. My mum modified it a little. The cake is really extremely chocolate! Quite sweet, damb and stays fresh for a long time. To decorate it I made icing butterflies, they look really great with dark chocolate.

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VERY CHOCOLATE CAKE

200 g flour

200 g sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp vanilla essence

150 ml sour cream

200 g butter

2 tbsp cocoa

2 eggs

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp vegetable oil

chocolate icing:

200 g chocolate (70% cocoa)

75 g butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

30 g icing sugar

125 ml sour creme

Sift into the bowl flour, baking soda and bicarb. Mix butter with sugar until they’re combined and add the rest of the ingredients. When the dough is well mixed put into two tins (20 x 20 cm) on graseproof paper and bake two pieces. Bake it for about 30 minutes in 180 degrees. The cake is ready when it starts to come off the tin sides – you can check it with cake tester to be sure.

Chocolate icing:

Steam the chocolate. Mix butter with sifted icing sugar and cream. Pour cooled but liquid chocolate and vanilla essence into the buttery dough. Mix until it’s homogeneous and smooth. Lay it between cooled pieces of your cake, on the sides and on the top.

Keep in cold place.

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Peanut-Almond Bars

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PEANUT – ALMOND BARS

50 g butter

1 cup icing sugar

1 cup peanuts butter

1 cup cracker crumbs

1 cup almond flakes

1 bar chocolate (200g) (dark or milk)

Melt butter on low heat. Add sugar and peanut butter and stir until it’s dissolved. Add cracker crumbs and stir it until it’s creamy. At the end add almond flakes and gently, shortly stir. Be careful to not break the almond flakes!

Spread mixture into a 15cm x 15cm large pan, patting down evenly. Put into the fridge until is very cold. Melt the chocolate in mocrowave oven or in water bath (bain marie). Spread it on the cold peanut butter layer and put it into the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Cut into bars. Store peanut butter cup bars in refigerator.

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