Eggnog – guilty pleasure at Christmas time

Eggnog is a favorite Christmas drink and also pastry filling and an ingredient in cake cream in the Czech republic. We call it “vaječný koňak” or shortly “vaječňák“. This eggnog I make for drinking at home and as a gift when I go to visit someone in time before Christmas. Ingredients for 1 liter of … Read more

Potato dumplings

Cook potatoes with skin, let it cool down, peel them and grate them. Add potato starch, flour, eggs, and salt. Mix it and make the dough. Shape thin rollers from the dough, approx. 8 cm. Put them into boiling salted water and cook about 6 minutes.

Chicken paprikash (Kuře na paprice)

One of the most favorite dishes Czechs loves from childhood is chicken paprikash. It is roasted or stewed choppy chicken with thick creamy sweet paprika sauce. We usually eat it with pasta or potato dumplings. The dish has a distinctive orange color. Recipe Put oil and butter into the pot, let it warm up. Add … Read more

Easter bread / Mazanec

Easter bread - mazanec

A loaf of fresh homemade easter bread with almonds and raisins is a must for Easter! The dough is actually the same as for Christmas bread, just isn’t braided, so quite simpler. And of course, better with butter and jam and a cup of hot cocoa. Dough: 500 g flour 110 g butter 80 g … Read more

Gingerbreads / Perníčky

Painted gingerbreads

Gingerbread cookies are a great Christmas cookie in how long they last (I mean if don’t eat them in a while). You can start making them in September and decorate them in December. But at the same time, they need to rest for at least two weeks, so if you don’t make it in time, … Read more

Czech Christmas linzer cookies / Linecké

Linzer cookies

Linzer wheels, hearts, stars, or flowers are the most popular Christmas sweets, only vanilla rolls or gingerbreads can compete with them. Ingredients (40 linzer cookies) 210 g flour 140 g mutter 70 g icing sugar 2 egg yolks (or 1 whole egg) vanilla sugar šťáva z půlky citronu half teaspoon of baking powder Knead the … Read more

Carlsbad dumplings (Karlovarské knedlíky) – recipe

Carlsbad dumplings

Carlsbad dumplings are one of the traditional side dishes of Czech cuisine, most often served with sauces, goulash, pork with cabbage, but also with stewed meat. Their advantage is especially easy and quick preparation. No flour is added to the Carlsbad dumplings, based on white bread. Ingredients (5 portions) 15 bread rolls 4 eggs 300 … Read more

Czech braided Christmas bread / Vánočka

Czech christmas bread - vánočka

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas bread. In Czech we call it “vánočka“. I love to eat it on holidays mornings with not a thin layer of butter or butter and jam and a cup of hot cocoa or later in the afternoon with creamy eggnog. Ingredients (1 kg Christmas bread) Dough: 500 g flour … Read more