2 BREAKFAST In Poland we eat breakfast between 7.00 and 9.00 We usually eat:some sandwiches with meat, vegetables, cheesescrambled eggssoft-boiled eggscornflakes with milkWe usually drink tea or cocoa.
4 DINNERThis is our main meal. It consists of soup, main course and dessert. We usually it dinner between andThis is the example of the dinner:Soup (Żurek)Main course (beef rolls, silesian potato dumlings and red cabbage)Dessert (apple pie)We usually drink stewed fruit to dinner (it can be from apples, pears, cherries, strawberries etc.).
5 SOUP Żurek ( traditional Polish soup made from fermented rye) Ingredients: water 2 lspices: pimento, bay leaf,marjoram, salt, pepper ,5 pieces ofgarlic1 onionsausage 30dagbacon 20 dagvegetables: carrot, leek, parsley, celeriaccreamCook the vegetables with spices for 30 minutes. Then separate the vegetables from the rest of the soup. Next to the soup add the fermented rye and sliced garlic. Then fry the sausage and bacon with the onion and put it into to the soup. At the end add the cream and boil the soup. Eat the soup with boiled potatoes or eggs.Fermented rye: its made from rye flour mixed with warm water and garlic and this mixture is leaved for 3 days to pickle.
6 MAIN COURSEBeef rollsSome pieces of wholesome bread with skin, mushrooms (optional)a dill pickle cucumber (sour cucumber) chopped or cut into stripesIngredients:Two chopped medium size onions, some garlic (optional)800 g beef (leg) cut into slices of 1,5 cm80 g bacon cut into dices or stripesAdditives and spicesMustardPotato or wheat flourRed dry wine (optional)Water or broth (stock, bouillon)Black pepperSalt
7 MAIN COURSE Beef rolls Instructions: Put some bacon, onion, cucumbers, bread and mushrooms on the beef slicesPour the water or stock. You can add some red dry wine. Stew the rolls under cover until they are tender. (about 1 hour). Remove the rolls from the pan and thicken the sauce with the flour.Roll the meet and fasten it with a pin (or a string)Fry the rolls until they are brownCut beef into slices (1,5 cm) and beat themSpread mustard on the beef slicesServe the rolls with the sauce, dumplings and cabbage
8 MAIN COURSE Silesian potato dumplings Ingredients: kg potatoes potato flour large eggsBoil the potatoes and mash them. Divide the mash onto 4 parts and and add the flour - exactly as much, as big is one part of the mashed potatoes. I know it sounds complicated but it's just a simple 4:1 relation. Add the eggs and mix everything. The dough should be like 'modeling clay'. It can't be too dry or your dumplings will dissolve in the water. Form small balls and make a little hole with your smallest finger ;) that's a traditional shape of the Silesian dumplings. Put them into boiling salted water. Boil them approx. 3 minutes from the moment in which they touch the surface.
9 MAIN COURSE Red cabbage Ingredients: red cabbage 1 onion 1 lemon salt, pepperInstructions: First slice, then chop the red cabbage and boil it in salted water for about 15 minutes. Next pour out the water and add the juice of half of the squized lemon to preserve the colour. Then add chopped onion and sour apple, some pepper and a bit of sugar and mix all of it.
10 DESSERT Apple Pie Ingredients: 500 g plain flour 200 g butter 200 g sugar (or a little bit less)2 egg yolks2 Tbs sour creama pinch of salt1 egg white – only to spread on apple pie1kg applesground cinnamonvanilla sugarlemon zest from 1 lemon
11 DESSERTApple PiePeel and core apples. Place in a bowl, cover with vanilla sugar (it is up to you how much), mix with lemon zest. Leave for 2 hours, then drain it from the juices.Dice butter and mix with flour. Add yolks, sugar, sour cream and salt. Knead the dough and chill in a fridge for 2h, covered with foil.Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll one part and lay the 25 cm round tray with it. Spread with egg white, make some holes with a fork and prebake in 160 degrees for 15 minutes.Transfer apples tightly into baked crust. Cover with the other half of the dough, spread with egg white. Bake for further 60 minutes in 160 degrees C.Sprinkle some powder sugar on the pie and serve with the vanilla ice cream.
12 SUPPER We usually eat supper between 18.00 and 20.00 We eat sandwiches, boiled sausages and drink tea for supper.