Ola Rokita

Hi! I am Ola and I want to share with you my simple baking recipes that can change your life and how you feel.
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Quick Breads

Racuchy are Polish pancakes, but better. The main difference is that they are made with yeast rather than baking powder and therefore are lighter, airer, and healthier. Use yeast rather than baking powder when making Racuchy, the Polish pancakes Personally, I discovered that whenever I eat baking powder I get acid reflux. Also, most commercial […]

Crepes

Ola Rokita27 August 2018Comments (2)

Crepes may sound like a fancy French pastry, but in reality they are very simple to make. They are also very versatile, they can be savory or sweet, depending on the filling. Many people shy away from making crepes because they get intimidated by some of the equipment they see being used at specialty restaurants […]

Challah

Ola Rokita04 August 2018Comments (0)

My grandmother inspired this Challah recipe. As a child I spent countless hours with her in the kitchen watching her bake and cook, while she told me stories from her childhood. When it came to Challah, my job was to help her knead the dough. She would place this large galvanized bowl on my knees […]

Babka with Sweet Cheese

Ola Rokita28 June 2018Comments (2)

Delicious and fluffy Babka is one of my favorite, lightly sweet breakfast or desert breads my grandmother used to make. This yeast-based sweet bread can be made with all sorts of fillings, such as chocolate, cheese, poppy seeds, plum preserves, and so on. It takes a bit of time to make, but it’s worth it. […]