Polish cooking, Healthy seven components cocktail Written by Lechu
Healthy seven components cocktail Today’s recipe is for a cocktail that requires seven components. I think it makes it magic. Number seven has been considered a holy (special) number. There are many cases of grouping people, cities, or things in groups of seven. The members of Polish Club are obviously proficient in their knowledge of Bible, and therefore each of us can quote numerous examples of sevens. For example Abraham presented Abimelech with 7 lambs. There are seven days in week, since Lord created world for six days and rested on seventh. Jericho was surrounded for seven days, and Samson was in relationship with Delilah for seven days, too.
When we deserve it, we will be blessed with seven Gifts of Holy Spirit, namely wisdom, understandings, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of Lord. We should also follow seven Corporal Works of Mercy - feed hungry, give drink to thirsty, clothe naked, shelter homeless, visit sick, visit imprisoned, and bury dead. We can also commit seven Capital Sins - pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth.
Seven hills away, and seven forests away, far from Poland, Malgosia proposes this recipe for a cocktail:
Polish cooking Favors (kindlings)Written by Lechu
Favors (kindlings) according to Lech...
The name favors (kindling) was traditionally used to describe a dough that was deep fried, like donuts or paczki, another Polish pastry. Currently, this name is used to describe a deep fried pastry, that contains some alcohol, or vinegar and raises slightly when fried. Some of us remember it as “favors”, others know it as “kindling”. Everything depends on our roots.
Dozens of recipes exist, and every cook will insist that his/her recipe is best. Below is recipe that was used to make kindlings to be served at end of carnival season:
- 2 cups flour - 3 tablespoons sugar - 1 tablespoon vinegar - half cup sour cream - one egg
Mix in a blender, until dough begins to form. The dough will be relatively tough. Add one tablespoon of melted, cooled, unsalted butter, and continue mixing for a minute or so, until all ingredients are incorporated.
If you like kindling, you may prepare several batches, and freeze them individually. But do not double recipe, make several small batches. Remember, you make kindling only during carnival season, i.e. between Day of Three Wise Men (January, 6th) and Fat Tuesday, a day preceding Ash Wednesday. Making kindling in other periods is punishable by law. Some kindling addicts take this risk, however…