Cooking & Baking

Czech Christmas Beehives / Wasp Nests / Včelí úly

Ok, Christmas is not quite here but one needs to start getting ready! If you know anything about Czech Christmas, you will know beehives (also called wasp nests). They are Christmas cookies in the shape of, you guessed it, a beehive. The trouble is, to make them you need a special mould – it’s kind of impossible to make them without it….
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Czech Fruit Dumplings

Czech fruit dumplings

Fruit dumplings are a typical Czech dish, which can be eaten as a main or a dessert. It can be made with all sorts of fruit. Our home favourite are strawberries but it’s also delicious with apricots or plums. I sometimes make them with apples, too, but it can get a little tricky when shaping the dough around the apple pieces 🙂 As for the topping, we sprinkle…
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Czech Strudel Recipe

Apple strudel is great comfort food and really simple to make. I know you can go to Tesco’s or Lidl’s and buy it for a quid but I still like to make it from scratch. I admit I don’t make puff pastry from scratch, tried that once and don’t think I’ll try again, it’s just so time-consuming. Sometimes I’ll make strudel with…
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Czech bábovka recipe – quick and easy

This bábovka recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law Maruš once – I bet she didn’t think I’d be writing about her one day 🙂 Bábovka is a typically Czech cake that every Czech lady can make, including me (I can just about manage that :)) It’s a kind of Czech take on the British marble cake. There are tens of different recipes for bábovka out there and this must…
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