Desserts

POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE

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During christening, it was a common practice that a so-called “porodni BABA” (midwife) who took care of the newborn, was given some kind of favor, and because it was most often a Bundt cake, it came to be called BABOVKA. In our case, it is specifically a poppy seed Bundt cake. Poppy, nowadays considered a […]

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MORAVIAN KOLACHES

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Moravian kolaches are among the best foods, and they helped make Czech cuisine more famous in world gastronomy. A classic choice for special occasions, the Moravian kolache is a traditional pastry, more than 200 years old. Kolaches were usually baked on Christmas and Easter, and for christenings and weddings. In wealthier cottages, they were baked […]

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REPANKY RED BEET BUNS

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This recipe comes from the Central Bohemian Region, an administrative unit of the Czech Republic located in the middle of Bohemia. This region is the only one which doesn’t have a main regional city. It surrounds the Czech capital, Prague, and it borders seven other regions: the Liberec Region in the north, Hradec Kralove Region in […]

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PLUM KOLACHES with CRUMBLE TOPPING

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Kolaches are traditional Czech desserts. The name originated from the Czech word “kolo,” which means “circle.” Kolaches can be filled with apricots, curd, poppy seeds, or plums. Plums can also be used in many different recipes and for other purposes. They can be used raw, frozen, canned, or dried. People use them for jams, filled […]

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BREAD CAKE

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This delicious recipe is from the Pilsen Region. If you are a fan of good food and drinks, you have an opportunity to enjoy an outstanding gourmet experience by visiting the city of Pilsen. During May, the city of Pilsen hosts several amazing gastronomic festivals. In the Czech Republic, there is a saying that May […]

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PRE-LENT FILLED DOUGHNUTS

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In the name of the traditional Czech feast “Masopust” is the word “pust,” which means “Lent time.” But in reality, people celebrate the feast as a carnival with crazy masks and lots of food and drink. One of the celebratory dishes is PRE-LENT FILLED DOUGHNUTS. These doughnuts are mostly known in South Bohemia. For more […]

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BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE with ALMOND TOPPING

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A cake that is very tasty, with a shortcrust and full of excellent fruit, will excite both young and old. Instead of blueberries you can use apricots, rhubarb, or plums. (For plums, add ground poppy seed to the topping.) For more information about the Hradec Kralove Region, from which this recipe comes, click here.

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EAST BOHEMIAN FRIED APPLE PASTRY

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Today we will take look at another recipe from our series about Czech pastries, learning to cook East Bohemian fried apple pastry. First, however, let’s take a quick turn to the history of potatoes. Potatoes were brought to Europe by Spanish conquerors from Peru in the 16th century and were first used as ornamental plants or […]

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HNETYNKY SMALL DECORATIVE CAKES

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This recipe comes from the South Bohemian Region. Following this easy-to-prepare recipe will result in a nice dessert. In just an hour and a half, including preparation and cooking time, you will have something sweet to eat – a pastry suitable for any number of toppings. For more information about the South Bohemian Region, from which […]

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CINNAMON BAKED APPLES with VANILLA SAUCE

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Cinnamon was imported into the Czech lands from the Orient in the 15th century. Besides its pleasant smell, it has a number of curative effects: it encourages appetite, reduces blood pressure, and improves digestion. The homemade combination of this spice with apples complements the sweet-sour mochyne, which you may know better as the Jewish cherry. […]

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