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Kutia
A small square pasta with wheat, poppy seeds, nuts, raisins and honey. Typically served during Christmas.

Paczki
This is the Polish equivalent to a doughnut. It is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped i nto a flattened sphere and filled with fruit preserves. Most commonly, they are filled with a stewed plum jam or wild rose hip jam. The top can be either covered in glazed or powdered sugar. In Poland, the last Thursday before Lent is known as Paczki Day. (It can also be referred to as Greasy Thursday or Fat Thursday.) It is similar to the American tradition of Fat Tuesday.

Faworki
Patry Twist. This is a sweet, crispy fried pastry straw also known as a "chrust" of "Angel Wing." It resembles a twisted ribbon and like Paczki, is popular during Fat Thursday.

Galaretka
Sweet jelly. It's made from fruit juices and served as a cold dessert. It's also used on decorative cakes and is usually the top layer of a sponge cake with cream.

Galaretka Wieprzowa
Pork Jelly. Jelly encasing pork meat to enhance its flavor and keep it moist and tender; a typical Polish cold starter.

Makowiec
Sweet poppy cake. This isn't a strick holiday bread, but it is a classic Polish dessert that's commonly served during the holidays.

Nalesniki
Omelettes stuffed with meat and many more things like jam, fruit, etc. very similar to crepes. Once filled and rolled, they can be baked or pan fried, or dipped in beaten egg and bread crumbs and fried.

Budyn
This is the Polish equivalent to pudding. It usually comes in many different flavors, such as sweet cream, chocolate, and even cherry.

Pierniki
These are Polish gingerbread cookies. These soft gingerbread shapes are filled with marmalade of different fruit flavours and covered with chocolate.

Sernik
Cheesecake. Sernik is one of the most popular desserts in Poland. It is a cake made primarily of twaróg, a type of fresh cheese.


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