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    Kogel-Mogel: A Sweet Taste of History

    Kogel-mogel, a simple dessert of raw egg yolks whipped with sugar, has been a beloved treat in Poland since the 17th century. With likely Jewish origins, it was once cherished as a nutritious delight for children in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Known as Zuckerei in Germany, Goggelmoggel regionally, and gogol-mogol in Russia, this dessert transcends borders. Its name symbolizes not only sweetness but also chaos and confusion in idiomatic use.

    Enhanced with honey, rum, cream, cocoa, raisins, or lemon juice, kogel-mogel offers versatility in flavor. Despite its simplicity, it remains a nostalgic comfort food for many.


    • Whisk egg yolks with sugar until creamy.
    • Optionally, fold in beaten egg whites.
    • Add desired flavors like honey, rum, or cocoa.
    • Serve chilled and enjoy this historical delight!

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