It's 2015…a new year. It's time to start planning where to go in the world in 2015. So many places to choose from. How about POLAND?

POLAND, the country that brought us Frederic Chopin, Pope John Paul II, Madame Curie, Joanna Krupa, Doda, Robert Lewandowski, and many more famous Polish people.

A country that has so much amazing architecture, history, and food. Krakow, Zakopane, Warsaw, Gdansk, Lublin, Malbork, Torun, Poznan, Tatra National Park, and Bialowieza Forest are just a few of the grand places to visit when in POLAND.

The city of KRAKOW is a good place to begin your tour of POLAND. One of my favorite places to stay is the comfortable "Tango House" in the heart of Old Town and "Piano Guest House" which is run by an artistic and friendly Polish family who serve one of the best breakfasts in all of KRAKOW.




My Polish grandmother often made these traditional cakes which I love to this very day.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten, (save the egg white in a small bowl)
1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth, then add the egg yolk, salt, and vanilla.
Pour the sifted flour over the mixture until it makes a dough. Roll dough into small balls. Dip each ball in unbeaten egg white. Roll the balls into chopped nuts. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet and press down the center of each cake with your fingers. Bake the cakes for five minutes. Remove from oven and press the center of each cake again. Bake for another 10 minutes until cakes become slightly brown.

Remove the cakes from the oven and immediately fill each of them with fruit preserves of your choice.

Serve the POLISH TEA CAKES with a pot of tea!


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