Tag Archives: Czech cuisine

Fresh cherry cake

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It’s that happy tummy time of the year again when cherries are aplenty.  We had a huge basket of freshly picked ones from the summer house garden that I just had to bake a cherry cake. This recipe is from a … Continue reading

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Chlebičky

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I’m writing this after spending the whole day lazing around in my pajamas.  The hectic time of wrapping and unwrapping presents, baking cookies, cooking meals and going to parties left and right, is over.  It’s time to enjoy the weekend … Continue reading

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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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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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Traditional Czech Christmas cookies: Linecké

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Linecké or Linzer cookies are traditionally baked for Christmas by the Czechs.  Among all kinds of Czech Christmas cookies, this one is my favorite with the gingerbread a close second. Before I moved to the Czech Republic, I thought of … Continue reading

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Parasol and penny bun mushroom-hunting

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EXODUS 2013 Whenever it rains for a few days in the middle or end of summer, the thought the comes on my mind after the initial “ugh, that’s a bummer”  is “yay, mushrooms!”  I think it’s not just me who … Continue reading

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