Friday, April 29, 2011

Faworki (Angel Wings).

Another food loving blog of sorts. This was a fun surprise to be a part of and get to see the person actually be gifted a custom pair of Polish pastry earrings that I had made. It was a custom Mother's Day gift order, but we decided it would be nice since I am visiting to surprise the lucky mom with them while I am here. And what better way to serve up a delightful surprise like that then with an actual tray of delicious pastries.

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These sweet crispy Polish pastries known as faworki are made out of dough which are shaped into thin twisted ribbons that have then been deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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A little fun fact that I learned today: The Polish word faworki "was the name reserved for colorful ribbons attached to either female or male clothing, especially such ribbons that were given to medieval knights by their ladies." Also, the word faworki ethnologically came to Poland from the French word faveur, meaning "grace" or "favour".

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This mom truly loves her
faworki and it was such a treat making these for her.


Anonymous said...

Hej, don't forget about another alternative name of faworki: Chrust! :D Perhaps that name doesn't tie in well with the story about the knghts and princesses, but well...;)

Ada Rosman said...

Yup, that is a different way of calling them in Poland. I grew up calling them faworki. However, also other countries have different names for them. Either way... I think they taste great! Don't you?