To go back to the beginning, Pawel was off the other day and after seeing me struggle to make a variety of complex cakes etc for a long time, has treated me(!) to a stand mixer - as a sort-of get well present!
It makes light work of everything and definately worth having if you're a long-suffering baker.
So what better way to say thanks, than to help him make a polish gingerbread - or "Piernik" as it is known in his native language!
It's the first time we've actually baked together and we had a really nice time. However, because we had the new gadget to play with, we were both fighting over who was "turning it on" or "having a go next"....!!! Boys and toys, you know.
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Polish Gingerbread - "Piernik"
The problem with us Brits, is that if a dish isn't Chinese, French, Spanish or Italian, we have our reservations about it! I know I am certainly guilty of that - an…