Koblihy – czech jam or crem filled donuts

Czech koblihy are a type of pastry similar to a doughnut or a bagel, originating from Czech cuisine. They are round, usually glazed, and filled with various ingredients such as jam, vanilla or chocolate cream. Koblihy are popular in the Czech Republic as a snack or dessert and are often eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. Today, koblihy are a staple of Czech cuisine and can be found in bakeries and cafes throughout the country.

Where to taste koblihy in Prague?

Many bakeries (including those in supermarkets) offer koblihy. One of the best with vanilla and chocolate cream fillings you can taste in Pane Nuovo bakery.

Koblihy recipe


  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 7g active dry yeast
  • 80g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 200ml warm milk
  • 100g melted butter
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the filling:

  • Apricot or strawberry jam


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and warm milk together.
  3. Add the egg mixture and melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  6. Punch down the dough, divide it into small balls, and roll each ball into a thick rope.
  7. Shape the ropes into rings, and place a dollop of filling in the center of each ring.
  8. Allow the koblihy to rise for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Fry the koblihy until they are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove from the oil, drain on paper towels, and dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy your fresh, homemade koblihy!