The Czech Republic is a great destination that offers wonderful sights, cheap beer, interesting people to meet, and various desserts to choose from.
Czech Kolache is one of the most famous desserts you can find over there. You can also try out several other sweet delicacies in that country. Do you want to know what they are?
Here is a list of delicious Czech desserts you must try once:
1. Czech Kolache
Czech Kolache is a dessert made from sweet yeast dough. Though Czech Republicans generally use fresh yeast, instant yeast also works well.
The middle of a kolache has different fillings such as – plum butter, quark, and poppy seed. The top of the kolach is sprinkled with a powdery mixture composed of sugar, flour, and butter.
2. Makovy Koláček
Makovy kolacek (also called kolach) is popular beyond the Czech Republic and now available in other countries worldwide. The traditional kolach is usually filled with a sweet flavor, topped with jam/plums/poppy seeds, and surrounded by brioche-like bread. The fillings can be different types of fruits such as apricots, cherries, lemon, and blueberries.
The dessert’s name means “wheels” because of the round shape and became popular in the 1700s. Makovy kolacek is cookie-sized and perfect to be paired with a cookie after a delicious dinner, irrespective of this Nebraskan monstrosity.
3. Fruit Dumplings
Fruit dumplings are jam-filled and warm desserts available in various sizes (ranging from baseball-sized or golf-ball-sized) with the stuffing of different fruits.
Czechs use not-so-sweet potato dough to mix with the sweet stuffing, which is not bad for your health. The top has a big dollop of melted butter which is then topped with sugar or crumbled cheese.
The dumplings pack a punch into a mini package that allows you to order a plate for dessert that you can easily share with companions, as most restaurants bring a minimum of two on a plate. You may not be able to handle over one serving of sugary sweetness.
Buchty is a traditional pastry that you can find in many Czech cafes and pastry shops. It is a yeasted bun filled with various sweet ingredients. You can enjoy this as breakfast for locals who want to enjoy weekends or tourists who want to have an excellent start to their days instead of traditional breakfast.
The buchty’s dough is generally full of vanilla, citrus flavors, and homemade jams. They are baked until they look golden-brown. The end product is in a unique shape for which you can recognize them easily via store-front windows.
Enjoy it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. This Czech dessert has grown popular even in Slovenia, Austria, and other Eastern-European countries.
Bublanina is a light sponge cake that continues the trend of sweet fruits mixed with desserts and usually contains plums, apricots, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries. The mixture of fruits, flour, sugar, butter, and eggs creates a light sponge texture that blends well with the fruit in the cake.
Sometimes, the sponge is extra flavored with lemon or vanilla additives that add refreshing tastes to the sweetness. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, Bublanina is usually served warm, which creates a wonderful treat for the cold winter season, and goes well with mulled wine.
Bublanina is not that cheap or easy to make, but it is one of the most popular desserts in the Czech Republic. You can find this dessert easily as you walk down the streets of any city or town and see many families enjoy baking this dessert at their homes.
When it comes to having delicious Czech desserts, you will never fall short of options. Czech Kolache is a must-try, but others are also not way behind. Enjoy the desserts mentioned above and others available in the market when you visit the Czech Republic.