First things first. A rohlik is made by cutting sheets of soft yeast dough into triangular wedges, then rolling this into a crescent shapes which are then baked. In the Czech Republic, these are bought 6 to 8 for the equivalent of a US dollar and are eaten at breakfast, lunch, dinner and as snacks. Czech adults love them, Czech kids love them and even Czech dogs love them.
Today we spent the morning pursuing Instagram for photos of rohlik (or bread) eating dogs of the Czech Republic, and below we’ve shared are a few of the cutest pups we found.
But back to the wonderful little rohlik…
You can cut a rohlik in half and spread butter and jam on it, or if you prefer a savory taste, try cheese or a few slices of salami. They taste good with franks, as well as dipped into creamy cheeses or meaty spreads. We even had a veggie rohlik at a trendy hipster restaurant in Prague the last time we were there. People eat it with tuna salad, egg salad and lard (more on that in a coming post!) and with any other kind of spread you can think of.
Day old and harder rohliky (plural) are also put to good use. They are cut into cubes and dried out as a main ingredient in bread dumplings or they are fried on a bit of lard to make croutons for soup. Old rohliky are also torn into bits and fed to the swans in the Vltava river or crumbled for the many pigeons in the city.
And believe it or not, a rohlik also seems to be man’s best friend’s snack of choice.
(If you are not familiar with how Instagram works – the comments and writing you see attached to each photo belongs to the photo owner and is not ours…)
Cats on the other hand…
They seem to have no interest in rohliky at all. (Or so they want us to believe. I see those little kitty-claw tears in the bags and even a few uneaten crumbs!)
Cats, it seems, are more interested in the bags!
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