Vegan Krupicová Kaše

Krupicová Kaše is a Czech porridge, consisting of milky semolina topped with copious amounts of butter, chocolate, cocoa powder and icing sugar. It can be eaten for breakfast or dessert and is also a popular baby food! Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients For the porridge: 500ml/5dl/just underContinue reading “Vegan Krupicová Kaše”

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

These traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen are easy to make and perfect for Christmas! Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: Approx. 15 biscuits Difficulty: Moderate Special Equipment Two large baking trays Baking paper A pencil A 7cm cup, ramekin or cookie cutter A large mixing bowl A wooden spoon A sieve A couple ofContinue reading “Nürnberger Lebkuchen”

Käsknöpfle

Käsknöpfle is a traditional Alpine dish made up of delicious pasta dumplings, topped with melted cheese and caramelized onion. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Special Equipment A Spätzle maker. This is like a cheese grater which you push dough through. Alternatively, use a colander or a cheese grater. AContinue reading “Käsknöpfle”

Bryndzové Halušky

Background Home: Slovakia Pronunciation: [ˈbrɨn.d͡zoveː ˈɦaluʃkɪ] (brihnd-zoev-yuh huh-looosh-kee) Relatives: Nokedli (Hungary), Gălușcă (Romania), Gnocchi (Italy), Käsespätzle (Germany), Kasnocken (Austria) History Slovakia is a landlocked country in central Europe. It’s been populated since at least 5,000 BC, and Western Slavs began to settle the area in the 5th century AD. In the 7th century, they joinedContinue reading “Bryndzové Halušky”

Salzburger Nockerl

This light and fluffy dessert really melts in the mouth! A lot of Austrian sweets are intricate cakes, like the Esterhazy Torte, Dobostorte and Sachertorte. Strudels, like the Apfelstrudel and Weichselstrudel, are popular deserts. Other desserts include the Danish Pastry (originally brought to Denmark by Viennese bakers) and the Vanillekipferl. Salzburg itself is the homeContinue reading “Salzburger Nockerl”

Żurek

Background Pronunciation: /ˈʐu.rɛk/ (jurr-ekk) Origin: Poland Relatives: Barszcz Bialy (Poland), Zhur (Belarus), Kyselo (Czechia), Okroshka (Russia), Bors (Romania).  History  The word ‘Żurek’ is the diminutive form of the ‘Żur’, a variation of the Old High German ‘sur’, meaning sour.   Fermented cereal soups are a traditional staple food in several other central and eastern European countries,Continue reading “Żurek”

Piernik

There’s a lot of history behind Piernik: it’s Polish gingerbread, which is traditionally eaten at Christmas. Piernik comes in many shapes and sizes, and some versions can be left to mature for months or even years before being baked. This quick version is a soft cake, flavoured with gingerbread spices and plum jam, and decoratedContinue reading “Piernik”