Traditional Czech poppy seed bundt cake. It’s moist and airy, and at the same time, pleasantly dense and rich. In Central Europe, where I grew up, using poppy seeds in desserts is as common as pumpkin purée or cream cheese in the States. And I’m not talking about adding a teaspoon to a muffin batter […]
Czech Baked Rice Pudding with Apricots is a casserole of sweet, buttery rice scented with vanilla and cinnamon, layered with preserved apricots, and topped with dramatic-looking browned meringue peaks. In the Czech Republic, especially in the countryside, where I grew up, it is normal to serve a sweet entrée at lunch or dinner. You typically […]
My Czech grandma’s easy, delicious, Bohemian pancakes recipe (called lívance in Czech) with yeast and whipped egg whites added to the batter. This turns them into fluffy, tender pillows with crisp edges, and golden-brown sides. I remember sitting in her kitchen as a boy, and stuffing my face with them as they came off the […]
Learn how to make a vegetarian version of this classic, Czech sauerkraut soup, called zelňačka. It’s a light-bodied, refreshing soup, and you’ll only need five simple ingredients. The sauerkraut and sour cream bring a pleasant, tangy taste to the soup, the potatoes add a starchy texture and subtle sweetness, and the egg gives it a […]
A very moist, airy, satisfying flavor-packed gingerbread recipe.
Homemade Harissa Paste made with chilies, garlic and fragrant spices is a fiery, hot sauce. This uncooked, vegan kitchen pantry staple, is easy to make and incredibly versatile to use. Harissa originated in Tunisia. I personally like it on pretty much anything: oatmeal, scrambled eggs, soups and stews or, more traditionally, with couscous. Harissa Paste […]