What's this about?
Platski are potato pancakes - Polish (I've also met them in Germany: Kartoffelpfannkuchen)
Pierogi are stuffed dumplings - Polish again - think a cross between ravioli and a cheese and onion pasty
Piernicki are Polish ginger biscuits
Lebkuchen are German ginger biscuits
Churros are Spanish doughnut things
Crumpets are small bread-like cakes, and fantastic.
And I've just thought of another one. If I can find a recipe for Staffordshire oatcakes, I shall be a very happy woman. I don't even know where one can buy them, around here. That'll be a bonus, though.
Why do I want to do this?
The above are all things I love to eat, but have never tried making for myself, because I'm convinced that they're too fiddly/difficult/not my dish, or whatever. But there's no harm in trying.
How will I know I've done this?
I'll have attempted to make all the above items at least once. I may even have produced something that resembles the foodstuff as I understand it.
I'll record this in posts in this journal.
Pierniczki, or, My In-Laws Are Trying To Kill Me