This recipe produces the Polish kolachy that grandma made back in the day: cream cheese pastry dough with jam, jelly, or preserves (or maybe nuts) for filling, sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s thought of as a Christmas cookie, but it’s really more of a two-bite pastry. I’ll show you how to do it.
Sicilian Fig Cookies are an old-school Christmas tradition at my house. Rolled-out crescents of flaky dough with a rich fig filling. Freeze well. Fantastic recipe.
How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas: a flexible, recipe that steps you through traditional (water and shortening) to deluxe (milk and bacon fat). Rated E-I for Easy-Ish (requires brief rolling pin use).
This recipe for homemade Cherry-Coconut Bread makes a large, dense loaf from yeast-risen dough. Man up, because it requires a lot of kneading. Cheer up, because it’s delicious, makes great toast, and freezes well.
These homemade Hard Salami Pull-Apart Rolls are made from an easy-ish, yeast-risen bread dough. They’re full of Parmesan cheese and garlic. Pair them up with a bowl of chili, or use them to make some killer sliders.
How To Assemble Pierogi: Rolling the dough, stuffing the rounds, and sealing the dumplings so they won’t leak while you’re boiling them
How To Make Sour Cream Pierogi Dough in a Stand Mixer: A homemade Polish recipe by a guy who respects tradition, but knows where to draw the line.
This recipe for homemade Maple Fig Walnut Bread can take the shape of a sandwich loaf, or the same yeast-risen dough can be made into delicious breakfast sticky rolls. Fantastic fresh, yet freezes well.
Polish Easter Sweet Bread is like babka, but not quite. It comes from a similar sugary, yeasty, eggy, milky dough, but it’s not as sweet. It’s buttery, studded with golden raisins, and has a crumb topping. Polish Easter Sweet Bread is really a thing unto itself.