Ptysie are one of the most popular Polish desserts. There are very simple and delicious.
But what are ptysie actually?
Ptysie, a Polish dessert from steamed dough.
Ptyś or ptysie is a confectionary made from steamed dough and usually filled with either meringue or whipped cream filling.
The name is coming from the French petit-choux which describes a shape similar to the head of a 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?Course: 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 into a pot and add 150g of butter, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, add 1 cup of flour to a bigger bowl and then pour over the content from the pot. Mix with a wooden spoon until all is 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 to 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 peek. Add a tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix for a few more seconds.
- Cut the baked steamed dough lengthwise and fill it 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 🙂 ).
Did you like the recipe?
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