Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Polish Food Series "Gofry"

111. A "Gofry" is a dessert delight! You can smell them yards away and they make your mouth water. You have to have one! Gofry is a Polish Waffle. They are made fresh to order and are divine! You can order them plain with powdered sugar, with whipped cream, fruit, chocolate, carmel or nuts.

We had our first Gofry in the Old Town in Warsaw, Poland. It was crispy and had a delightful vanilla flavor. Though one custom we noticed with the Poles, they picked the Gofry up in their hands and ate it as you would a hot dog. Although, when they eat their kielbasa and bread, they cut it with a fork and knife and never put the sausage on the bread. We Americans cut our Gofry with a knife and fork and we ate our kielbasa on the bread in our hand. I made sure to watch the locals around before I began to eat anything.
"Gofry" Polish Waffle
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar 4 egg yolks
4 egg separated, beating the egg whites to peaks
1 1 / 4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 / 2 cup melted butter

egin by sifting the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar - all the dry ingredients - together in a large mixing bowl.
Take a separate bowl and whisk together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla and butter.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the liquid ingredients into it.
Use a mixer to mix the wet and dry ingredients just until you get a moist mixture (stop when the dry ingredients are moistened).
In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, mix a little but not too much since you will destroy the delicate egg whites.
The waffle batter is done. Now just pour it onto hot waffle iron and cook until done. This usually takes a few minutes, a good sign that the waffes are done is when the steam stops coming out of the waffle maker.
Whether you eat your Gofry with a fork and knife or right out of your hand, you will be delighted! It is delicious!

“How do they taste? They taste like more.”
~H.L. Mencken


Kathleen said...

Stop! I can't take mouth is watering!! You could at least bring me some, I have pneumonia and I know those would cure me!!

Karen said...

I can taste this delectable delight just by your description. I do hope to make them soon. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!
Ladybug Creek

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lilly! This is the reason I NEED a waffle iron! Those just look too delicious for words!!! I can't visit your blog without leaving very hungry! Your posts are wonderful, and your photo's make me drool! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Shauna said...

I've learned something new. Never heard of a Gofry, it sure does look good!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Now I'm sure I need a waffle iron. This is a must for my wish list.

Alicia said...

Those look delicious. Sort of like a funnel cake you can get at the fair.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Those waffles look so yummy. I would need a lot of napkins if I ate them with my hands.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Oh, these look wonderful! Yum!

Joyce said...

Gosh I must have missed these in Poland last year. Sure looks good.


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