Friday, November 27, 2009

The Daring Bakers #9 - Italian Cannoli...

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker; recipes by Michelle Scicolone, as ingredient/direction guides. She added her own modifications/changes, so the recipe is not 100% verbatim from either book.

This month's challenge was very nice - and the result was very delicious. I didn't have a cannoli forms so I've made a square ones and sandwiched them. I also made another shape - as the recipe was very familiar to the Polish one for Faworki (traditional carnival sweet) I made some cannoli in faworki's shape.


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Krokiety - Polish savoury, stuffed pancakes...

"Croquettes in Poland are basically made from a thin rolled pancake stuffed with mushrooms, meat, cabbage, sauerkraut or combinations of those ingredients. Then covered in breadcrumbs, fried in a pan and usually served usually with a clear soup like borscht." - by Wikipedia.org
Krokiety are very, very popular in Poland. It's a kind of savoury, stuffed pancake. They are quite easy to make and are a great accompaniment to another traditional dish - barszcz, beetroot soup. There are two main kinds of stuffing used to make krokiety: 1. meat, 2. sauerkraut and mushrooms. Personally I prefer the second one, but the recipe below is for the one with meat, as this time my Hubby ruled in the kitchen ;)



How to make it...