Mazurek wielkanocny

20120602-204514.jpgThese cookies are delicate, buttery and crisp. Traditional Easter treats, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst, their name translates to Easter mazurka in Google’s Polish to English translator.

Here you see the basic recipe, but Ms. Herbst provides a variation that is next on my list. Instead of spreading the dough with a beaten egg, then pressing in sliced almonds and sprinkling with sugar, she suggests drizzling melted semi-sweet chocolate and spreading it over the dough. And then adding the almonds and sugar, of course. Yum!

The dough is a bit fussy. It combines three of my least favorite baking tasks: sieving egg yolks — 4 of them, zesting an orange, and rubbing butter into the flour mixture by hand. I have been unable to wear rings (including my wedding band) for about a week, thanks to an incident with an electric trimmer (nothing dire), and sorting and packing hundreds of slippery-as-fish children’s’ books. My hands have not been happy. But still, I will be making the chocolate version soon. These are that good. And after the chocolate version, there’s a fruited version to try.

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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One Response to Mazurek wielkanocny

  1. Rochell says:

    Wow, this article is fastidious, my sister is analyzing such
    things, so I am going to tell her.

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