Patties and Dumplings

History of Dumplings: From Chinese Jiaozi to Polish Delicacies

Dumplings have a rich and fascinating history, whose roots reach back to Chinese cuisine. The delicacy called jiaozi is considered to be the ancestor of our European dumplings. From Asia, through Russia and Ukraine, they reached Europe in the Middle Ages and quickly won the hearts of the inhabitants of the continent.

Although many of us associate dumplings primarily with Eastern European cuisine, it is worth knowing that similar dishes are popular in almost every corner of the world. Russians enjoy pelmenia, Ukrainians praise vareniki, Italians have their ravioli, and Spaniards enjoy empanadas. Pierogi have become so common that in Poland, Pierogi Day is even celebrated every year on July 13. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate their culinary diversity and taste previously unknown variants.

The history of dumplings in Poland dates back to the 13th century. At first, these were typical folk dishes, but they quickly gained recognition among all social classes. Over the years, the filling of dumplings has evolved, adapting to the available ingredients and the culinary tradition of a given region. That's why we can now enjoy such a wide selection of stuffings - from classic meat ones, through Russian dumplings, to those with fruit.

A Culinary Journey in Search of Flavors

So how to serve dumplings to get the best out of them? Russian dumplings or dumplings with meat go perfectly with fried onions, giving them a characteristic depth of flavor. However, those with spinach taste great with a delicate cream sauce. If you feel like something sweet, dumplings with blueberries or strawberries can be served with fruit sauce, powdered sugar or even sprinkled with maple syrup. Regardless of your choice, it is worth remembering that dumplings can be served in many ways. They are often served with additions such as cracklings, sour cream, or herbs such as dill or parsley, which emphasize their taste.

We cannot forget about the traditional way of serving dumplings during Christmas in Poland. Christmas Eve supper is often incomplete without dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms, which are one of the twelve traditional dishes on the Christmas table. In many homes, it is a favorite dish that brings the whole family together to make and cook dumplings.

Not only tradition but also innovation plays an important role in the evolution of dumplings. Modern kitchens experiment with various fillings and sauces, resulting in new variants of this dish, such as dumplings with salmon or chanterelles. Thanks to this, everyone can find something for themselves, both traditionalists and gourmets looking for new culinary experiences.

To sum up, dumplings are a true culinary treasure that have evolved over the centuries, adapting to the tastes and traditions of different cultures. They are the perfect balance between tradition and modernity and, most importantly, they bring people together around a common table. Their diversity and versatility make them one of the most loved dishes in the world. That's why it's worth rediscovering them, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.

Variety of our patties and dumplings: Choose your favorite flavor!

Our offer includes a variety of these delicacies: patties with cabbage and mushrooms, with meat, with spinach and feta cheese, or dumplings with poppy seeds, blueberries, sweet cottage cheese, Russian dumplings, with meat and spinach and feta cheese.

How to place orders at Cukiernia Jacek Placek? Everyone will find something for himself! By phone, text message, e-mail or online on our website

We deliver the ordered delicacies on the following routes: Słupsk, Nadmorska and Tricity, and if you prefer to pick up your order yourself, we are waiting for you in our confectioneries in Gdańsk and Sopot. Choose the pickup point most convenient for you.

Who are our cakes and dumplings for? Every sweet lover will find something for themselves - from individual customers, through hotels, restaurants, cafes, to catering companies, bars and schools. Our cakes are the perfect choice for buffets, sweet tables, conferences and other special events.

Only natural ingredients

We focus primarily on naturalness. We avoid preservatives to provide you with healthy and fresh products. We take care of production and expiration dates, ensuring full transparency as well as timely deliveries.

We encourage you to place orders and discover the wonderful flavors of our dumplings and patties!