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In Poland Christmas Eve dinner is the most important celebration of the year. It starts when the first star appears in the sky and it is customary to set an extra plate on the Christmas table for an unexpected guest. The dinner sfsftraditionally includes twelve dishes (!), which is the symbol of twelve Apostles as well as twelve months. According to tradition, everyone should taste a bit of every meal. Christmas dinner usually starts with beetroot soup (barszcz) served with sauerkraut-mushroom dumplings (pierogi). The absolute must
have is carp, which is eaten just once a year, exceptionally for Christmas. Poppyseed cake (makowiec), ginger bread (piernik) and dried fruit compote are served for dessert.

Do you want to know hot to pronounce “barszcz”? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuuzOpMKwE Lol


Kompot z suszu
(dried fruit compote)
Ingredients:
◊  150g dried apples
◊  100g dried apricots
◊  100g dried pears
◊  100g dried plums
◊  100g dried figs
◊  honey
◊  cloves
◊  cinnamon
◊  zest of lemon

Full recipe: http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishdesserts/r/fruitcompote.htm 


Kutia:  Ingredients:
◊ wheat ◊ poppy seeds
◊ sugar ◊ honey
◊ raisins ◊ almonds

Full recipe: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/christmas-poppy-seed-dessert-kutia


Pierogi (dumplings)
Dough: ◊ flour ◊ water
◊ egg ◊ butter Stuffing:
◊ sauerkraut ◊ dried
mushrooms ◊ onion

Full recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mushroom_and_sauerkraut_52289


Barszcz (beetroot soup)
Ingredients: ◊ beetroots ◊ garlic
◊ lemon ◊ vinegar
◊ dried mushrooms ◊ pepper
◊ cloves ◊ bay leaf ◊ marjoram ◊ water

Full recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/02/barszcz-borscht-polish-food-soups.html 

Smacznego! 🙂

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