Brownies the Polish way Posted by Kasia 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!!!?
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.
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!!!
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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