Category Archives: Snack

Traditional Czech Christmas cookies: Medvědí pracky

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In the Czech Republic, most people – ok, maybe even everyone – would get crazy baking cookies at Christmastime as if they were all on a mission to feed the world.  As of this writing, my mother in law has … Continue reading

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Traditional Czech Christmas cookies: Vanilkové Rohlíčky

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So it will be Christmas soon again.  My husband and I started our Christmas baking early this year.  Unlike each year before when we always started with Linzer cookies, this time our first batch is called Vanilkové Rohlíčky which roughly … Continue reading

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A dessert without a name

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Here’s one sweet treat I came up with which badly needs a name.  Few people have already asked me what it’s called and I brilliantly replied ” uhm, a dessert?” You can say it’s a distant cousin of the Filipino … Continue reading

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Baked apple dumplings/ mini strudels

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I call them mini strudels because they taste almost like the traditional Czech pastry.  While the latter has a much more complicated recipe/ingredients for the dough, this one is, by far, the easiest dough I have ever made from scratch.  And … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

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I bake when I’m stressed.  And these days just reading the news about my beloved Visayas region in the Philippines makes me go whip up something in the kitchen to drive the stress and frustrations away.  But let’s not get … Continue reading

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Budbud pilit, finally!

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Budbud pilit is a Filipino delicacy that is a favorite of mine.   I could eat five pieces in one sitting, which is a bit strange because there’s really nothing special about it.  It’s basically just sticky rice cooked in … Continue reading

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Binangkal in four easy steps

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I’ve been craving for binangkal since last week.  I used to eat it a lot in the Philippines but I can’t remember the last time I had one.  It’s a bit strange to suddenly crave for it especially since I’m … Continue reading

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