Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:13:14 AM
The one at the top is sernik, which is basically Polish cheesecake. I think it's the original; the American ones we all eat over here are really different.
We did not like the cheesecake We're accustomed to the biscuity, crumbly base and creamy thickness of the U.S type, whereas sernik has a cakey base and a heavy, almost chalky, drier cheesecake part.
The one on the left is, I think, a form of szarlotka, which is apple tart or cake. This was quite nice, more apple than anything, with a crumble type topping, although I wasn't much for the cakey base. My second serving a couple of days later was had sans the base and with added custard and cinnamon.
The one on the bottom would be wuzetka. It was a bit similar to black forest gateau; chocolate sponge layers with light cream between and cherries, and the added sweetness of a thin layer of chocolate fondant on the top. I liked it more than black forest gateau because it had significantly less cream. Could have used more cherries though.
The other bakery thing I bought is my new favourite food thing, and that would be a beast of a drozdzowka.
It's not even considered all that big for a drozdzowka, from what I gather
Anyway, these beauties seem to come in many flavours all over the world, but I opted for this one.
The drozdzowki seem to be basically, a sweet bread bun or roll.
This one was huge, like you saw before. I eat half at a time. The small dots you see are poppy seeds and they are throughout the entire thing. Then you have the fruit middle (and I am unsure as to what exact fruit this is made of, but it is some sort of jam, perhaps plum) and a streusel (or crumble) topping, and a drizzle of icing.
It sounds too sweet but I like it.
And they only cost 65p! the nutritional content is better than expected, also. But fuck that anyway
I will go back there and try some other things sometime. It is a very good value for money place, and even if we don't like some of the food it is a cost-effective, fun activity of trying new things.
(Edited for spelling, duh. Sorry. It's "drozdzowki")