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Czech Apricot Dumplings
Czech Apricot Dumplings made with yeasted dough are so delicious. Because fresh apricots are at their peak from May through August, we decided today was the day to share this recipe. Apricots are filled with a burst of summertime color, a deliciously sweet scent, and a slightly soft fruit, which is best in season when...
Czech Retro Potato Salad by Tres Bohemes
During the times of Soviet Rule in Czechoslovakia, most everything came with standards and protocol, including the way Czech chefs were to prepare Vlašský salát, or what we’re calling Czech retro potato salad for the sake of today’s post. While this salad has been around much longer than times of the CSSR, and older Czech...
It’s time for a classic Czech dinner and a movie. Today, I am sharing the recipe for Šípková Omáčka – Czech Rosehip Sauce and Pajfalský knedlík – Pajfal dumplings from Slavnosti snezenek / The Snowdrop Festivities film. A delicious recipe, a fun film, and a wonderfully spent Czech inspired afternoon project to enjoy a great...
I have admired these little Czech figurines known Vizovicé Pečivo since I was a little girl. As Czech, Slavic, or Moravians, we’ve been creating them for at least two centuries. It is without debate that these that these family jewels hand crafted by grandmothers and aunties carry a special generational wealth and are treated as...
Czech Gingerbread Our Grandmother Made
This is not a recipe for gingerbread cookies, nor is it for a gingerbread cake which most Americans identify with. This is the hard gingerbread for grating which our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used in all kinds of recipes. Gingerbread used to be the most common sweetener in Czech kitchens next to honey. It’s very dense...
A delicious meal shared by peasants and kings alike, and it’s gluten-free! This is a Czech peasant dish for “adjusted” potato mash with fried onions. In Czech it is called Nastavovaná kaše s osmaženou cibulkou. Nastavovaná means that it has been ‘adjusted’ and by this we mean that nutrients coming from another ingredient have been...
Who would ever imagine that sauerkraut would actually be tasty in a chocolate cake? Well, I thought the same thing about beets and now we make our Czech Style Fudgy Chocolate Cake regularly. Today’s Czech Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake recipe is worth your time to try if you like chocolate cake. It will surely make for...
The Czechs have a very unique take on their topinky or fried bread slices. Delicious dense rye bread is fried on lard and immediately served with raw garlic cloves. They are a popular side dish to lentils and steak tartar. The best part is that they are usually served with peeled garlic cloves allowing you...
Imagine, these little rounds of potato goodness may have been the legacy of the Queen of Bohemia. We’re sure they most likely came from the time when Bohemians started to grow potatoes in our country, sometime in the 1870s – under Maria Theresa. During that time, the potato flatcakes spread throughout the lands of the...
Do you ever wish you had something other than obložené chlebíčky to bring to a pot luck. Maybe something warm and that would share a taste of your Czech heritage… How about something that carries well, reheats even better and tastes great with beer? Well, today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes for the best...