Skip to comments.St. John Paul II, patron of sweet tooths?: Saint remembered for his love of kremówka
Posted on 04/28/2014 12:49:14 PM PDT by Welchie25
Theres a story about St. John Paul II that describes a love from his childhood, when he was simply Karol Wojtyla.
That love was cream cake.
Its well-known in his native Poland that the future pontiff and saint had an affection for the cream-filled pastry. Now Baltimoreans are getting their own taste, thanks to parishioners of Holy Rosary in Fells Point.
The traditionally Polish parish sold the cream cake, made with a secret recipe, along with pirogues on April 26 and 27 to commemorate the April 27 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in Vatican City.
The cake, which is also described as a cream pie, is called kremówka. Its name popularly expanded to kremówka papieska or papal cake when the popes love for the pastry became known. It is commonly made with two layers of French pastry separated by a layer of custard, dusted with powered sugar and cut in a square for serving. It is similar to a napoleon.
According to Catholic News Service, St. John Paul II was speaking before a crowd of 10,000 in his hometown of Wadowice in 1999, when he reminisced about a bakery in the town square that sold the pastry. He described cream cakes with classmates after completing their high school exit exam.
Somehow we survived all those cream cakes, he said, as the audience cheered.
Some accounts describe the young Wojtyla and friends challenging each other to a cream cake eating contest. The future pope reportedly ate 10 (or more), but lost.
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Interesting article history you have:
Obama snubbed the canonization, sending three hand-picked pro-abortion “Catholics.”
Maybe he didn’t know that St. John XXIII is patron of forged birth certificates.
I went to a little bakery in Wadowice about a block from his house about eight years ago. I don't remember all the things I bought, just that the pastries were good. I just like to buy anything in those places that is pretty. If there was something similar to a Napoleon, I'm sure I bought one..
OMG cream cake and pirogies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now i am hungry...
What about Kalachies?
Thanks for the picture.
It looks a lot like the Lake
Bled cream cake that you can
find everywhere in Slovenia.
I should try to make one for St
John Paul II and me.
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