Poles like desserts, which tend to be simple and rustic but delicious. In Poland, dessert has changed a lot and was influenced by many cultures, especially the Jewish and the French. In the Baroque era, desserts were laced with anise, saffron, cardamom, turmeric, vanilla, nutmeg and cloves instead of sugar. During the Enlightenment, the desserts we recognize today replaced their predecessors, when French cuisine reached Poland and sugar gained popularity. The most common cakes we make today are yeast-based!