Something sweet accompanied by hot tea or coffee is always offered to strangers and friends alike when they visit an Eastern European home. It’s just part of the culture. Usually, it isn’t elaborate, but something that retains its moisture over the course of a few days (if it lasts that long!). Here are some favorite Eastern European coffee cake recipes for you to try and enjoy.
Polish Coffee Cake (Placek z Kruszonka)
This coffee cake is called placek z kruszonka, literally meaning “cake with crumbs.” Traditionally, cooks use a wooden spoon and an enamel miska(bowl) to beat the dough until it makes a clacking noise and blisters. But if this seems like too much work, a standing mixer works just as well.