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Masaryk Cookies (Masarykovo cukroví) These classic cookies are named after President Masaryk. They are a favorite in Czech households and some people make them without the cocoa, adding some vanilla powder instead. Because the hazelnuts are kept whole, they tend to break off at the edges when cutting them and that makes them appear that...
Czech-Fat-Pork-Cracklings-Skvarky-1
Czechs love fat, especially chewing the fat, Czech style. Literally. Škvarky translates to lard or pork crackings, and we cook with it and we eat it on bread. Yes, you read that right. Now you may be thinking what’s with the fat sandwiches? We Czech eat open-faced fat sandwiches and then we wash it down with a...
Karbanatky-Tres-Bohemes-Style-4
Czech Fried Meat Patties aka Karbanatky refers to Czech patties which are made of ground meat which is then breaded and fried. They are made in many European kitchens and have many different names. For the Danish they are known as Frikadeller. In Germany, they are known as Frikadellen, Buletten, Fleischküchle or Fleischpflanzerl. In Austria they call...
Cauliflower-Patties-and-Cucumber-Salad
Today I made some Květákové Placičky a Okurkový Salát otherwise known as Cauliflower Patties with Cucumber Salad. Some Czechs eat this as a meal served with simple boiled potatoes, others serve it with mashed potatoes. We like it as an afternoon snack or an appetizer. It’s delicious either way. Ingredients 1 cauliflower 3 eggs, separated 2/3 cup flour...
Czech-Rohlik-Tres-Bohemes-3
Czech love bread. They also love these little miniature baguette-like rolls called Rohlík. At the town square, on the metro, at the park or sitting on a tram – we’ve seen these offered and eaten just about everywhere that’s why we wanted to introduce you to the Rohlík, a Czech bread for anytime. A rohlík is an individual...
Kuba is a Czech mushroom barley risotto, kind of. It’s barley, or sometimes called groats cooked super soft and then baked with mushrooms. It’s the forest grown (dried) mushrooms that bring the taste of pure nature to your table. It’s something that tastes oh so gourmet, made at a time when families had little money....
This is a Czech specialty. Czechs love mushrooms and when they are fried it is an especially special treat. Of course, in the US we prepare this from the mushrooms we find at the local grocery store, but when we’re in the Czech Republic, making these from fresh picked mushrooms is just heavenly. Ingredients for...
Fudgy-Beet-Cake-Recipe-3
Beets are a popular crop in the Czech Republic and they are used in both sweet and savory dishes, in both cooked and their raw state. Today we made čokoládový dort z červené řepy which literally translates to chocolate cake from red beets. I know, I know… it sounds strange. But I promise you that you...