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Broth with egg drop dumplings
This is a very simple recipe for broth with egg drop dumplings. Traditionally, it’s made using beef broth, but you can use chicken or vegetable broth as well, and you can make your own or use the boxed kind. In Czech, it’s called “Hovězí vývar s krupicí a vejcem” which literally translates to “Beef broth...
Sour Lentils or Čočka na kyselo
Sour Lentils or Čočka na kyselo is one of the simpler dishes of Czech cuisine. Sour lentils are usually served with fried eggs (sunny side up), pickles, and roasted sausage, klobasa, or thick-sliced ham. The ingredients for sour lentils are minimal—cooked green (or brown) lentils with bay leaves, mixed with a simple roux, and seasoned...
Czech Pub Classic – Utopenci (Pickled Sausages)
If searching through old Czech cookbooks, you most likely won’t find a recipe for utopence, although it is a popular Czech pub delicacy with a long tradition. They are basically chubby sausages loaded with pickles and onions in vinegar. In the Czech Republic, everyone makes utopenec themselves, according to their own recipe, usually inherited from...
TresBohemes Czech Apple Strudel Recipe
Today I am sharing my recipe for Apple Strudel or as it is better know, Apfelstrudel. While it’s famously known as a dessert from Vienna, it’s actually not of Viennese origin. It was the Hungarians who who took their incredibly thin strudel dough from the Turkish delicacy Baklava and filled it with apples. Apfelstreudel became...
Czech Pork with Plum Sauce Recipe
Today I am sharing a Czech pork with plum sauce recipe. In Czech this is known as vepřové se švestkovou omáčkou and it is a rather easy recipe which gives a wonderful flavor. I am preparing it with Czech style boiled potatoes on the side, for which the recipe is also below. You can also...
Dog Breeds of the Czech Republic
The bond between owner and pet is like no other—they’re our companions, always along for the ride no matter what ups and downs life brings. They show us joy and make us laugh, and even listen to us like they know exactly what we’re saying. As the expression goes, a dog is a man’s best friend—and...
Czechs and their Poppy Seeds
Poppy seeds or mák, as Czechs call them. Delicious tiny little seeds of pure blue gold. Czechs grow up in an environment where poppy seeds are commonly eaten. They are sprinkled over buns and kolache are stuffed with poppy seed filling. There are poppy seed cakes, strudels, rolls, and Bundt cakes. Breads and rolls are...
Czech, Moravian and Slovak Folklore Festival 2022
Today we are looking at lovely photographs from the 10th Czech, Moravian and Slovak Folklore Festival put on by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. This years festival took place May 14, 2022 in La Mesa, California and from the look of these beautiful photographs by Gabi Dibos (contact info at bottom), it was a success....
Czech Fruit Sponge Cake Recipe
Today I am sharing a recipe for Czech fruit sponge cake, or bublanina z piškotového těsta, as its known in Czech. I used a jar of imported Polish sour cherries, and it turned out perfectly. So delicious, in fact, I’ve decided to share the recipe here with you today. Ingredients 6 eggs, separated 1  1/8...
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