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Brownies the Polish way Posted by on Dec 9, 2021 in Culture, Food, Traditions

Today is National Brownies Day! What a better way to celebrate it, if not with a delicious, home made or bakery bought, brownie!!!?

Every year brownie lovers celebrate National Brownie Day! Warm, chewy, and rich, a nice chocolate (at least the way I like it) brownie is the perfect dessert (idealny deser). You can indulge in gooey goodness and let the real world melt away with you for a delectable moment with this perfect dessert.

I have a confession (wyznanie) though…before I moved to USA, I have never made anything from a box…Everything in my house in Poland was made from the scratch (wykonane od podstaw). I actually didn’t even know that you can buy something pre-measured for you at the store!

The closest you can get to brownie in Poland is “Murzynek“. It is not exactly the same consistency, but then again, you confined so many different types of brownies here.

Brownie. Image by leppäkerttu on Pixabay.

The Polish version of brownie has more flour (mąka), little less sugar (cukier), more baking powder (proszek do pieczenia), and only a few tablespoons of cocoa (kakao).  It is a light cake that is on the dry side and has only a subtle chocolate flavor. But there is a trick (my mother’s trick), to make this cake moist!!!

Brownie. Image by N3otr3x on Pixabay.

If you can possibly cut the cake in two layers, then you can soak each layer with either rum or vanilla extract (using simple spoon). Not only it adds flavor, but makes the cake moist and delicious. On the top of this step, my mother would add a layer of her favorite fruit preserve in the middle! Now, if you want to take one extra step, she would melt chocolate on the top of the brownie cake and sprinkle it with whatever was available: sprinkles, walnuts, chocolate chunks, white chocolate etc…Now you are in heaven!


However you make your brownie, I bet it is delicious! I would love to her from all of you what are your favorite recipes!





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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.