Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

Every Christmas we get many calls about Chrusciki. For those who do not know, Chrusciki are feather light cookies in the shape of a bow tie, fried, and dusted with confectioner's sugar. These cookies are extremely delicate and are best enjoyed right out of the hot oil. For these reasons, we are unable to make and ship these cookies for you.

The following is a recipe that I have used in the past to make wonderful chrusciki. It makes a ton of cookies - 4 dozen or so - and is definitely better to do with more than one person around. So, make a night of it! Have a chrusciki party before Christmas!

Ingredients:

1 Large Egg
2 Egg Yolks
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar (can increase to taste)
1/2 Tsp. Distilled Vinegar
1 1/2 Tbs. Sour Cream
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp. Orange or Lemon Extract
1 Tsp. Minced grated orange or lemon zest
Pinch of Salt (1/4 tsp)
1 - 1 1/2 Cups of Flour

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar then add the vinegar, sour cream, extracts, zests and salt. Once beaten together, then begin to gradually add the flour to make a stiff dough. Then dump the dough on to a floured surface and knead to make a the dough elastic. Then cover the dough and put it in the refrigerator and allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes.

Now the fun part - cut the dough into a manageable piece and roll it out on a floured surface so that it is very thin (almost see through). If you are having trouble with the dough ripping or difficulty handling it, roll out the dough a bit thicker. Also, if you like your chrusciki fluffier and less crispy, then roll the dough a bit thicker. You can make the cookie as big or small as you like. I usually make mine roughly 4 inches by 1 inch. Cut the ends on a diagonal and small slits in the middle. Only pull one end through the middle to create the classic chrusciki shape.

The next step is to fry the cookie. Heat the oil to 350 - 375 degrees and fry your cookies in batches. They will fry quickly (a minute or less) and you will have to turn them over to evenly brown. Drain your cookies on brown paper and when cool, dust with powdered sugar and serve.

These cookies are best right out of the pan and are difficult to keep. The most successful method is to use air tight containers and separate the cookies with wax paper. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving NOT before storing.

Hopefully you will use this recipe to bring back some memories for you and your family. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


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Christmas Cut Off Date

The Holiday Cut Off date has been announced!

Be sure to have your order in before this date for GUARANTEED delivery by Christmas. Any order placed after this date may or may not arrive before the holiday.

If you are ordering for HANUKKAH, please have your order in before December 4th and be sure to alert us using the gift message box during checkout that your order needs to arrive before the holiday.

To place your order visit PolishPierogi.com
or call us at 724-337-7030

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


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Polish American Heritage Month

October is Polish American Heritage Month. The Polish have been very influential in building our great country - from the hard work put in by immigrants in steel mills and other factories to Casmir Pulaski who fought bravely in the American Revolution.

Everyday, we help to preserve our rich heritage for many Polish Americans around the nation through our products. Many use our food as a method of keeping in touch with their roots and relatives.

To celebrate Polish American Heritage Month, we are offering 10% off any order, just enter the coupon code POLSKA during check out. You can use this code as many times as you like during the month - there are no restrictions. Tell your friends and family! Use this as an opportunity to celebrate your heritage!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


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Skype!

In an effort to improve customer service at PolishPierogi.com, we have added Skype to the many ways for our customers to contact us. Look for this Skype status button on our website.



My status


It will display our status and allow you to contact us with one click. If you also use Skype, you can call or instant message us anytime for free while continuing to browse our online catalog. If we are not available, just leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Skype is a wonderful VoIP program allowing people to connect all over the world for free. If you do not have Skype or need to learn more, you may visit Skype.com for additional information.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


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Tarentum Farmer's Market

Join us Monday mornings at the Tarentum Farmer's Market! Located in the Tarentum Station Parking lot, this little market has alot to offer. From lady locks to fresh produce and hormone free meats, the Tarentum Farmer's Market is a great way to start your week. And of course, you can also pick up some delicious pierogi, haluski or stuffed cabbage from us!

For more information visit http://tarentumfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Monday, June 1, 2009


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North Side Farmer's Market


This Summer
, we are participating in various farmer's markets around the Pittsburgh area. One of the markets we attend is held in East Park in Pittsburgh's historic North Side, located just across from Allegheny General Hospital. Our pierogi, organic produce, fragrant flowers, delicious baked goods and pies from local vendors are available along the tree lined paths.

Starting in the middle of June, we will also be serving hot pierogi, stuffed cabbage and haluski. Come and see us!

The market will be in operation from May to October every Friday in East Park on the North Side from 3:30-7:30 pm.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


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Upcoming Changes

Believe it or not, we are not a bunch of slackers who happen to love pierogi.

Lately, we have been working on adding live online help to our website (it is still in testing stage), we have added this blog (hope you enjoy reading it), the forums (the link is on the right), and more products in our spreadshirt store. You can even follow me and PolishPierogi on Twitter and Facebook. I am also hoping to film and post some videos of us hard at work to give you an inside look at our business.

All of these actions are designed to create a better customer experience for you. If you have any suggestions on how we can make our website and business work better for you, please contact me!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


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1000 Orders!

Congratulations to David Hill -- he placed our 1000th online order!!

David will be receiving an official PolishPierogi.com t-shirt and our many thanks for his patronage.

I would like to thank all of our customers who have made our website a success. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to helping you all in the future! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me at any time. I am always interested to hear what you have to say. Thanks again!

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Welcome!


HELLO! Welcome to the PolishPierogi.com Blog!

Here we will be announcing new projects, posting interesting articles, sharing news and keeping everyone updated on whats happening with us.

Check back to see what the commotion is all about!