Andrut (pronounced ahn-droot) is a traditional Polish dessert that I learned from my mom. We have it at every holiday pretty much. My brothers like to jokingly take the platter and say “Thanks! What did you make for everyone else?” When I make it, I drizzle melted chocolate over the top. It’s amazing, rich, and decadent!
This post originally appeared on The Java Cupcake Blog as:
Andrut: A Traditional Polish Dessert
Happy spring everyone! So I’ve decided as I navigate and learn the blogging world that one of my goals is to recreate and learn as many of my mom’s recipes as possible. One of the challenges will be to get the proper proportions because EVERY recipe my mom has is tucked away in her head and when we ask her “Mom, how do I make…”, her response is “Oh, you know, a little of this, a pinch of that” or “Oh, it depends on what I have on hand…” LOL Needless to say it will be fun, but more importantly I will now have some yummy family recipes recorded for myself, my family, and all of you too! 🙂
I know what you’re thinking… “Roxana, what the heck is andrut?” Andrut (pronounced ahn-droot) is a traditional Polish dessert that’s made using a crispy wafer and a filling. The fillings vary, but typically are made using an egg yolk base. My version is the way my mom has been making it my whole life, chocolate and almond. YUM!
This is my mom’s recipe, but with a little of my own spin. I used my experience in making different buttercreams to create the recipe. I basically made a french buttercream (using the Swiss method) and I used dark chocolate cocoa powder. Surprisingly my mom usually has regular cocoa on hand even though she is a lover of dark chocolate. Oh, and how can I forget… I drizzled the finished andrut with chocolate! That’s a little nugget my mom dropped on me when I was discussing the recipe with her. She told me she didn’t make it that way because there were enough calories in the dessert already. WHAT?!!? Calories, schmalories I say. This is not a calorie counting kind of deal. It’s more a get-out-the-stretchy-Thanksgiving-pants pronto and ENDULGE! 😉
Rich, dark chocolate and almond buttercream, complimented beautifully by the light crispy wafer. It’s hard to eat just one!
*The wafers can be found at your local Euroupean/International Market. Don’t have one in your area? You can do a Google search for them or I did find a listing here for round ones like I used.
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