Grandmothers and poppy seed cakes

Poppy seed cake and plantain - flavors that travel the world

Each culture has its own traditional baked goods that are passed down from generation to generation. In Poland, plantains and poppy seed cakes have become synonymous with holidays and family gatherings. But did you know that their history goes back centuries and stories about them can be found in various corners of the world?

The history of the plantain is as diverse as its types. It originally comes from Slavic countries, and its name comes from the word "baba", which in Old Polish meant "older woman". It was our great-grandmothers and grandmothers who passed this tradition from hand to hand, from house to house. Makowiec, in turn, although for many people it is inextricably linked with Polish culture, is also popular in other countries, such as Hungary, Germany and Austria.

Are you curious where else you can find these delicacies? In France they are served under the name "gâteau de Pâques", and in Great Britain they are treated as part of Christmas delicacies. In other countries, such as Israel or the USA, poppy seed cakes come in various forms and flavors, adapted to local preferences.

Healthy ingredients of poppy seed cake – more than just a delicacy

In the case of poppy seed, it also has many health benefits that are worth knowing about.

What to eat poppy seed cake with? Even though poppy seed cake is tasty on its own, it is worth emphasizing its taste with appropriate additions, such as vanilla ice cream.

The basis of every poppy seed cake is the dough and poppy seed stuffing. Poppy seeds are ground and combined with various types of additives, such as:

Dried fruits and nuts: raisins, nuts, almonds, orange peel.

Honey or sugar – for sweetness.

Butter and eggs, which give it a silky texture.

Poppy seeds are a rich source of calcium, which is essential for bone health. It also contains magnesium, which has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, and fiber, which supports digestion. Dried fruits and nuts are real vitamin bombs, and nuts are a source of protein, unsaturated fats and vitamin E. Raisins provide the body with potassium and iron, and orange peel is a rich source of vitamin C.

Did you know that poppy is one of the oldest cultivated plants? Its traces were found in Neolithic settlements. In many cultures, poppy is a symbol of wealth and prosperity, hence its presence on the holiday table has not only taste, but also symbolic meaning.

To sum up, poppy seed cake is not only a delicacy that reminds us of traditions and holidays. It is also a valuable element of the diet that provides many essential nutrients. If we add its wonderful taste and versatility of serving, it is no wonder that it is so loved.

Our baked goods - a combination of tradition and modernity in one taste

At Cukiernia Jacek Placek, tradition combines with modernity and we proudly present our grandmothers' classic recipes in a slightly refreshed form. Vegan poppy seed cake is a response to the needs of modern consumers who care about the environment and animals. Poppy seed cake is an explosion of the taste of nuts, raisins and dried fruit in one piece. In turn, wrapped poppy seed cake is a real feast for the eye and palate.

We also do not forget about women's lovers. Two-colored cake is a combination of traditional cake with a chocolate accent. Lemon cake, thanks to the addition of fresh lemon aroma, will take you straight to sunny shores. For those who can't decide whether they would prefer dessert or chocolate, we have a chocolate cake. If you are a fan of delicate flavors, yogurt cake will be perfect for you. However, cheesecake and poppy seed cake is a combination of two classic Polish desserts in one.

In addition to the fact that we focus on quality and traditional recipes, we also make sure that our baked goods are available to the widest possible audience. That's why our offer also includes vegan and gluten-free variants. We take care of every detail, from the selection of ingredients, through the baking process, to safe packaging.

Our baked goods are perfect for hotels, restaurants, cafes, catering companies, wedding halls, bars, schools and kindergartens. Our varied offer is addressed to various needs: buffets, sweet tables, conferences, etc.

We avoid preservatives and chemical additives. We mark the production and expiration dates on products. Our cakes and pies are made from natural ingredients, including cottage cheese and chicken eggs. We use family, proven recipes. We deliver cakes on time, taking care of every, even the smallest, detail.

Discover the world of traditional flavors with Jacek Placek! Order, taste, enjoy. We invite you!