How to make ptysie? A delicious Polish dessert?
Ptysie are one of the most popular Polish desserts. There are very simple and delicious.
But what are ptysie actually?
Ptysie, Polish dessert from steamed dough.
Ptyś or ptysie are a confectionary made from steamed dough and usually filled with either meringue or whipped cream filling.
The name is coming from French petit-choux which describes a shape similar to the head of cabbage. Petit-choux was often spelled pti-szu in Poland and it eventually evolved to the name we know today – Ptyś or ptysie.
And how to make Ptysie at home?
Here is a recipe I’ve tried recently.
Ptysie, Polish dessert recipe.
How to make ptysie? A delicious Polish dessert?Przepis autorstwa tasteisyoursCourse: Recipe bookCuisine: PolishDifficulty: easy
1 cup of water
150 g of butter
1 cup of flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
500 ml double cream, the best is the one with 36% fat
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
- Steamed dough:
- Pour 1 cup of water to a pot and add 150g of butter, pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Bring to boil. Meanwhile add 1 cup of flour to a bigger bowl and then pour over with the content from the pot. Mix with a wooden spoon until all combined and the dough starts to stick together. Once the dough is ready let it cool down a bit.
- Once cooled but not completely cold, start adding the 5 eggs one by one, mixing the dough all the time.
- Transfer the dough into a confectionary bag and place the star shape ending on. Lay out a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet and pour the dough into smaller (tennis ball) sized balls. Keep bigger distances between the balls as the dough will grow significantly during baking.
- Bake the in the preheated oven for 20 minutes at 200ºC. After baking transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.
- Whipped cream:
- Pour the double cream into a bigger bowl and whip until hard peak. Add tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix for a few more seconds.
- Cut the baked steamed dough lengthwise and fill with the whipped cream. Dust with some powdered sugar on top and enjoy.
- You can keep ptysie in a fridge for 3-4 days. (if they will last until then 🙂 ).
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