Desserts

The desserts of Eurasia are often unabashedly fat-heavy, but derive most of their sweetness and distinctive flavors from the honey and wild berries found in that great landmass. One remarkable exception to this are Caucasian deserts, which are often focused on fruit and nuts with fats being considerably rarer. All cultures in this part of the world will traditionally drink tea with dessert – or sometimes as dessert.

Pączki domowe: Polish Fat Thursday Donuts

“Pączki domowe” (pronounced pOHNch-kee, the singular form being pączek) are pastries similar to donuts. They are considered traditionally Polish, although they are enjoyed across Europe, in many places in North America, and beyond. They are deep-fried and filled with confiture or other sweet and/or creamy fillings, and are usually topped with a sweet icing, glaze, […]

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