I’ve been asked by match.com if I could recommend some Christmasy recipes for their Polish members.
That should be an easy task, as there are so many beautiful recipes to choose from, but once I started analysing, it seemed trickier and trickier.
Many Polish Christmas recipes can be pretty laborious. You can impress anybody by making pierogi, but that’s not an easy peasy job, it’s not a rocket science as well, but requires a lot effort. A cheesecake is always a treat, but I’ve heard too many people saying “I can’t bake”. So I’ve tried to think about something simple and savoury – herrings would work as you just need to chop few things, but fish for a date…? It could be hit and miss and we don’t want any disasters on a date, do we?
So finally I’ve reminded myself of a recipe I’ve shared earlier this year – chocolate prunes soaked in rum. They don’t need baking or any other cooking superpowers, so most of you shouldn’t have problems preparing them. Even the name itself sounds delicious. So here is a recap of the recipe. I hope you like it.
Let me know how did it work for you. Or maybe you have other ideas how to spoil your Polish special someone.
Recipe adapted from Moje wypieki
Notes: If you are not a fan of dark chocolate you can use milk or white chocolate instead.
- 20 soft Californian prunes, pitted
- 1/3 cup rum
- 80g marzipan
- 130g dark chocolate, roughly chopped