Czech Buchty can be filled with various fillings, including fruit jam (apple, pear, plum), cottage cheese or poppy seeds filling.
Where I can taste Czech buchty in Prague?
You can get them in some traditional Czech restaurants as a dessert, but most likely you will get them at bakeries. At Alf & Bet are a permanent items on the menu, very often available also at Eska.
How to make czech buchty – recipe
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- filling of your choice (e.g. plum jam, cinnamon and sugar)
- In a large bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.
- Add the flour, salt, beaten egg, and melted butter to the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Once the dough has risen, punch it down and turn it out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
- Spread the filling of your choice over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Roll up the dough, starting from one of the longer sides.
- Cut the roll into 1-inch slices and place them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the Buchty are golden brown.
- Serve the Czech Buchty warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!