I was looking at a beautiful photo blog by another Polish Mama living in the USA and decided to make Budyn (pronounced "Boo-Dinn" and meaning Pudding). I had packets I had bought from the local Polish store and, upon glancing at the instructions for myself, I realized that not everyone can read Polish so I thought this might be appreciated by some.
The flavor I chose was Smietankowyn (pronounced ShmEEeh-tahn-kow-im and meaning Cream, but it's like a light vanilla is the closest thing I can compare it to).
As a side note, I did not get compensated by the company which makes this product, in fact, they are completely unaware of me or my blog. But, if they do happen to see this, I am looking for a corporate sponsor which makes Polish food ;)
The instructions say:
Zagotowac 500 ml mleka i odstawic z ognia.
Bring to a boil 2 cups of milk and remove from the heat.
Po uplywie ok. 2 min. proszek wsypac do mleka i mieszac trzepaczka-rozga lub widelcem ok. 1 min.
After waiting about 2 minutes, add the powder from packet to the milk and mix together with handmixer or fork for about 1 minute.
Budyn wlac do salaterek lub szklanej misy. Podawac na ciepla lub na ziemno.Pudding put into dessert dish or glass bowl. Serve warm or cooled.
I, like many, like mine very warm with some preserves or jam mixed in.
This did not turn out as thick as I normally have, so I would suggest using a bit less milk, perhaps 1 1/2 cups or so.
Now, the question... Did I and the children enjoy it?
Well, that was my only bite. My older child ate a glass, my husband snuck a glass (who knew he liked it!), and the baby ate all of mine.
I hope you feel inspired to go to a local store and try something from another country. Smacznego!