31 January 2011

How to Make Packet Budyn

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:

Step 1: 
Zagotowac 500 ml mleka i odstawic z ognia. 
Bring to a boil 2 cups of milk and remove from the heat.

Step 2:
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.

Step 3:
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!


Anonymous said...

Hahah, everybody likes budyń! Actually, you made me feel like making some for myself :P I wonder if I have something in the kitchen (and if so, whether it's mine or my flatmate's xD).

OK. I checked. I don't have any budyń, but I do have kisiel, which is also very good :D Mine is from Dr. Oetker too, though it's "Słodka Chwila" ("Sweet Moment"), wchich means it's a fast food - you put bolining water to a cup, put the powder into it, stir and you have a kisiel :D It's quite good, actually, depite obvious commercial allure it has. ;)


Unknown said...

I have kisiel as well, perhaps even the Slodka Chwila... Not sure. But since it's cold outside, I might make that for the kids for a change. :)

Anonymous said...

I use WINIARY! Is very good also.
And I always use the one that you boil 1 1/2 cup of milk, and mix the powder with remaining 1/2 cup of cold milk. When the milk is boiling I add the cold milk with dissolved budyń powder. take it from the heat and mix until thick. YUMM!!!

Anonymous said...

Good, use Winiary if you can! It's a Polish firm, while Dr. Oetker is German. Buying Winiary you support Polish economy :>

Anonymous said...

OK, scratch this, it's a part of Nestle now, but still ;P

Anonymous said...

the best way is to make your own budyń using milk from the local bred cows ;-)

Unknown said...

amythewicked, I think I have some Winiary as well. I noticed Nestle owns a lot of Polish companies now :(

momphotography, local bred cows.... Mmmm, I'm looking for local fresh milk actually. The only one I found wanted $6/quart of milk (a gallon is $3-4/gallon). Sigh...

Anonymous said...

they want us to support local bussines and to buy a localy grown things... but... you know what? it's ridiculous how expensive they are. There is a one MOST EXPENSIVE restaurant in the Bay Area (Berkeley). I don't remember it's name but it's totally organic, the produces are from local farms only... but gosh... paying $20 for a very small salad, or $50 for a vegetable stir fry... why? because it's localy grown! that's sad.
someday I'm gonna have my own garden with my own fruits and vegetables, and maybe a cow, too :-)
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I agree. It's important to support local businesses but it's very expensive. I try to buy at least one thing each week that is organic/locally grown. I can afford one thing and still be making a difference.

My wedding cake was all organic and the milk was also local. I didn't know it at the time. The bakery was all organic and the whole town was into that sort of thing, without being more expensive. It was a small college town in West Virginia. Go figure! And it was gorgeous! I would live there quite happily if I could.

julielaura said...

Thanks so much for the instructions, I am a Canadian living in Poland for two years, my Polish so far is, thank you and good morning! I was trying to translate the instructions in Google but as usual they do not translate very well! Looking forward to eating my pudding.

Anonymous said...

tastes like shit