Translation: diminutivr and plural of nut
Energy: approx. 100 kcal per nut
Ingredients: pastry: wheat flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla; cream: butter, sugar, milk powder, cocoa.
Orzeszki are shortcrust cookies in the shape of a walnut shell. Inside there is cocoa and milk cream.
Name: Ciasteczka orkiszowe
Pronunciation: ʨ̑aˈstɛʧ̑ka ɔrciˈʃɔvɛ
Translation: spelt cookies/biscuits
Energy: approx. 55 kcal per cookie
Ingredients: spelt flour, butter, eggs, almonds, dark chocolate, raisins, sugar, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla.
Ciasteczka orkiszowe have very recently started to gain in popularity, especially in eastern Poland (the Lublin region). They have nutty flavour (thanks to spelt and almonds) and smell of the spices. They’re said to have calming properties.
Translation: tea with suffix -nik (added to various types of cookies or cakes)
Producer: Jurzenka, Krakuski, LU
Weight: approx. 6,5 g/2.20 oz per cookie
Price: approx. 1.00 PLN/$ 0.30/€ 0.20/£ 0.18 per a package of 10
Energy: approx. 30 kcal per cookie
Ingredients: wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fat, inverted sugar syrup, starch, whey powder, raising agents: sodium and ammonium carbonates, emulsifier: soya lecithin, salt, flavour.
Herbatniki are rectangular cookies/biscuits with distinctively decorated edges and symmetrical holes on the surface. They’re produced by various companies; the most prominent ones include Jutrzenka, Krakuski and LU. They’re very often dipped in tea, hence their name, and can also be used as a bottom layer of a number of cold desserts (e.g. in a quicker variation of Stefanka).
Name: Bieszczadzkie suchary. Kruche i chrupiące
Pronunciation: bʲjɛʃˈʧ̑aʦ̑cɛ ˈsuxarɨ ˈkruxɛ i xruˈpʲiɔnʦ̑ɛ
Translation: Rusks from Bieszczady. Crispy and crunchy
Producer: San/LU Polska/Kraft Foods
Price: 1.49 PLN/$ 0.48/€ 0.36/£ 0.30
Energy: 390 kcal/100g; 58 kcal/one rusk
Ingredients: wheat flour, rye flour, glucose-fructose syrup, barley malt extract, palm oil, sugar, caraway seed, salt, raising agent (ammonium hydrogen carbonate), dried yeast.
One bag contains 6 rectangular rusks (8 x 4.5cm/3.1 x 1.8in) with punctures on their surface. They are very hard, crispy and smell of caraway. Their production commenced right before World War II in Jarosław.