Have you ever heard of muzika? Although it means “music” in Czech, this time I’m not refering to actual music but to a traditional Czech Christmas dessert – a compot that has been half forgotten and is prepared only in some regions. Which is a pity because it’s delicious and really easy to make. So …
Christmas Nut Cookies
At Christmas, the nut cookies are one of the stars of many Czech dinner tables. And not just for their resemblance to real walnuts but also for their delicious taste. They taste of nuts and caramel which makes them the ideal cookies for this winter holiday. If you’d like to learn how to make another …
How to make homemade condensed milk
Condensed milk is a great asset in your kitchen. You can use it to make liqueurs, fillings for cookies or you can just spice up your coffee with it. I’ve come up with a bulletproof recipe so if you want to know how to make homemade condensed milk, read on.
Human Heart Cake
How to make a realistic human heart cake. Something for real romantics.
Flan is a charming little Spanish dessert! It’s easy and fast to make and it tastes sooo good! And if you also like coffee, well then, this recipe is for you! I’ll show you how to make traditional coffee flan as well as a few alternatives.
Traditional Linzer Christmas cookies
Baking cookies at Christmas is like a national sport in my country. Housewives compete over who baked the most types and the most ridiculous amounts of each type. The Linzer cookies are something you always find on a Czech Christmas table.
We are all big fans of Totoro in our home, especially Mina who would love to watch this beautiful Japanese tale every day. She wished a Totoro cake for her birthday and it was up to me to deliver.
Sacher Cake Pops
If you ask me, one of the greatest Austian inventions is the Sacher cake. So why not make Sacher cake pops?
Grandma’s Knedliky with povidla and poppyseeds
Food was one of the reasons I enjoyed staying with my grandma. There’s one particular dish that I will always remember. It’s called povidlové knedlíky (plum marmelade dumplings) or also pěry and they’re filled with special kind of thick plum jam called povidla and coated with ground poppy seeds and powder sugar. It’s usually eaten as a …
How to make a Halloween brain cake
“Braaaains!” – does this quote sound familiar? If so, maybe you know the movie that inspired this Halloween brain cake. We don’t really celebrate Halloween at home but we won’t miss an opportunity to put costumes on, make an original cake and have some fun. And so I bring you my first Halloween tutorial for …
Traditional Czech Kolace
Koláče (read kolache) are a traditional Czech pastry traditionally baked at Easter or kermis, nowadays any time. They are made with yeast-dough and filled with marmelades, poppy seeds, cottage cheese and povidla (thick plum marmelade without gelling agent).
If you’ve known my blog for a while you probably know that I make my kids birthday cakes. My oldest daughter is especially demanding, this year she came up with the idea of the “penguin cake”. And it was up to me to figure out how to make such a cake at home with usual …
Cottage cheese and black currant pie
My mom makes the most delicious jams. And if there’s one that turned out really perfect last year it’s the black currant jam. I wanted to make a pie that would be like the Linzer cookies that are supposed to have currant jam in them (actually red currant jam but the black currant jam is …
Homemade Gummy Bears
If you have kindergarten children, autumn might be the season of cough and runny nose in your house. We fight the cold by doping ourselves with our own fruit in summer and continue with it in September as much as we can. Once we run out of our own fruit, we get oranges and …
Cacao-banana squares with cottage cheese
I started to make this dessert for two simple reasons. First, I wanted my children – very well used to healthy food – had healthy snacks rather what you can get from the supermarket. Second, I have a sweet tooth and I wanted something more guilt-free. The first objective was accomplished, the second one not …
Giant rose cake
For every birthday of my girls I take on a project that eventually makes me sweat. When I started making children’s cakes the themes were meadow or ladybug. Later on I said my offspring can pick their own theme. Last year the pick was “cake with healts” which was easy but this year Lily’s taste …
Vanilla cake with strawberry cream
This is an easy yogurt sponge cake with cream that you can use as a base for a decorate cake.
Millet fruit cup
Today I’d like to share a simple recipe with you for a change. It’s a healthy fruit cup but sweet and full of flavor at the same time. I myself like the Czech cuisine which means desserts which are anything but soft in their flavor. And unlike my family, I have a sweet tooth and …