Sunday, 17 February 2008

Polish milk pudding

Polish: deser
Chinese: 甜品
Breton: dibenn-pred
Estonian: magustoit
Saami: maŋŋeborramuš
Hindi: मिठाई
Albanian: ëmbëlsirë
Galician: sobremesa
Xhosa: isimuncumuncu
Afrikaans: nagereg

There is no nice winter snowy evening without a good dessert :) I was skimming through my old cookbooks searching for something original. This book, "Kuchnia domowa" by Zofia Zawistowska, is older than me and was edited in communistic Poland. Therecipes given there require only simple ingredients and the effects are surprising. Take a look at this "snowy" eggs and milk dessert. Tastes really good and looks amazing. here you are, Polish snowy cream, krem ze śniegiem!

see also: Peruvian condensed milk dessert

2 cups milk
3 eggs
vanilla stick
5 tablespoons sugar
a pinch of cinnamon

1. Wash eggs and carefully divide yolks from whites

2. Beat whites. When ready, add 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook milk. When boiling, cook in them walnut-size balls that you make from beaten whites, using two spoons. Don't be afraid: when you cook white, they become twice or thrice bigger, but when you take them off and drain, they re-size again. Cook beaten whites balls for about 2 minutes, but not all of them at once: they need to swim :) Their consistency will be a bit marshmallow-like

3. Drain cooked whites and let cool.

4. Beat yolks with the rest of sugar (3 tablespoons) and vanilla that you tool from the stick. When homogeneous, take a pan with boiling water and beat yolks again, over the steam. Slowly add milk (yes, the milk from cooking whites) and blend until it becomes thick. pour into bowls, sprinkle with cinnamon and cover with cooked whites. Serve still warm or cooled.

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