11 best Czech sweets and desserts
In the Czech Republic, the Street Food Industry is very developed, especially in tourist areas. And everything looks appetizing, and everyone wants to try, and something to bring home from the Czech Republic. On this page, let’s talk about desserts and sweets in Czech cuisine. Read our ranking of the 11 most delicious and popular.
Cat languages - do not worry, it’s just chocolates
This name was obtained by these chocolates due to the form, something really resembling the language.
The idea of the shape and name of this chocolate is not Czech at all, but Austrian. For the first time it began to be released in 1892 in the Austrian company &# 75;&# 252;&# 102;&# 102;&# 101;&# 114;&# 108;&# 101; (now company Lindt), Czechs just picked up the idea.
In our list of "Cat Languages", because many tourists first see them in the Czech Republic, although they produce them in Germany, and in Poland, and even in Brazil. The first reaction among tourists is always interesting: "What is it? Chocolate for cats? Cat food?".
The most popular in the Czech Republic chocolates "&# 75;&# 111;&# 269;&# 105;&# 269;&# 237;&# 32;&# 106;&# 97;&# 122;&# 253;&# 269;&# 107;&# 121; " Under the brand ORION. We recommend them first. In 2013, the Women’s Internet portal ProZeny.CZ published a study of several samples of "feline languages" from various manufacturers, and Orion won all the articles except the price. We hope that the quality has not deteriorated in the past time. ORION brand belongs to Nestle.
Chocolate price: from 25 to 50 Czech crowns per 100 grams. Orion price in stores: from 40 to 45 kroons per 100 grams. Actual course of Czech crowns, see our article "Money in the Czech Republic".
Frolg Pie – Czech Sweet Pizza
Originally called trimming dough. To use them somewhere, the dough is simply rolled, put on the top of any available stuffing (most often a coat or cabbage) and baked cake. Over time, such pies began to call Fregal.
Tradition comes from the Valahia region, a small piece of which (Moravian Valahia) is now in the territory of the Czech Republic. Technically, the Czechs have the full right to call this dish.
In the Czech Republic, Frgal Pie makes only sweet filling, the most popular cottage cheese, poppy, pear, apple. Traditional fergal make only one filling, that is, the fillings do not mix. Usually the cake diameter – about 30 centimeters. Externally, Fregal is very similar to pizza, some tourists are even trying to call them so, the Czechs are offended.
Price – 100-120 Crowns for a whole pie (the price depends on the type of filling), the weight of the whole cake – 650-750 grams. If you buy a piece in cooking or cafe, then 15-20 crowns per piece.
Paris Cake – Chocolate Classic
In the Czech Republic, they are also called "harlequin" or "fairy". This is one of the most popular cakes in Czechs, if not the most popular.
Externally, the Czech "Paris cake" is similar to our cake "Prague", but only externally. In fact, our Cake "Prague" has nothing to do with the Czech Republic, he came up with a confectioner from the Prague restaurant, although under the influence of the experience of Czech confectioners who came to the USSR to exchange experiences.
Classic Czech "Paris Cake" consists of a base from a biscuit, impregnated with rum or brandy, on a biscuit chocolate cream, and the entire cake is covered with chocolate icing. There is no clear standard for its cooking in the Czech Republic, so every confectioner is preparing a little in its own way.
Factory "&# 80;&# 97;&# 345;&# 237;&# 382;&# 115;&# 107;&# 253;&# 32;d&# 111;&# 114;&# 116; " The store has 500-600 kroons per kilogram. However, bring home problematic, his shelf life is usually 3-5 days, and it should be stored in the refrigerator. So without risks home can only be brought from the impressions of the "Paris cake", but not the cake itself.
Fruit dumplings – Sweet dumplings in Czech
Kedliki is National Czech Klots. If the sweet filling is placed inside the docks, then the "Knedeliki Owsna", which is translated as "fruit dumplings". The word "Evwice" with Czech translates as "fruit", although more like the Russian word "vegetable".
The most popular now fillings – strawberries, apricot, peach, blueberries. Czechs are preparing them with almost any fruit and berries, or with caramel, or with sweet cottage cheese. To the table, fruit dumplings are served with sugar powder or finely byh cottage cheese, less often with fule oil, poppies or cheese.
To taste and the shape of Czech fruit dumplings almost do not differ from the usual dumplings with sweet filling. In size Czech about 2-3 times more.
Ovootna Knedeliki sold in stores in chilled (not frozen). Price – 80-100 kroons per kilogram. Such can be brought home, by experience, they transfer to Russia normally, do not deteriorate.
In cafes and restaurants serving 150 grams – from 40 to 100 kroons, depends on the level of the institution.
Medvelovnik – Intonian Slavic dessert
In appearance and taste is very similar to the popular cake "Medovik". In the Czech Republic "&# 77;&# 101;d&# 111;&# 118;&# 110;&# 237;&# 107; " Registered since 1997 for Vizard S.R.O., and only they have the right to produce dessert under this title. Their recipe holds in strict secretion. Per month they make 60,000 large holds.
Other enterprises and bakeries also produce this cake, but under some other names. Many Czechs are preparing him at home. Cake consists of a layer of mixed with honey of dough and caramel, in the cake from Vizard s.R.O. 5 layers.
In Moravia there is a very similar cake called "Marlaneka". In general, the cake of Medovik is considered to be the Slavonic. Now you can not determine where and who invented it.
Recommended retail prices for original &# 77;&# 101;d&# 111;&# 118;&# 110;&# 237;&# 107; from Vizard S.R.O.: 100 crowns per cake 350 grams, 250 kroons per cake 850 grams, 320 crowns per cake 1600 grams. Shelf life at room temperature – 7 days, accordingly, this sweetness can be unable to bring home.
Palagians – Pancakes with sweet filling
There is nothing special for Russians in this dish, it’s thin (restrained) pancakes. A mixture of wheat flour, cow’s milk and eggs are roasted in a frying pan. Next, a sweet filling is wrapped in damn: or fresh fruits, or syrups, or jams, or chocolate paste. Top covered caramel, chocolate, whipped cream or grated cottage cheese.
Palagians are very popular as Street Fud in the Czech Republic, in popularity in street trays, they are inferior among desserts only to the accepters (we will tell about them later in this article). In the Czech Republic, make pawnies with unsweetened fillings – meat or cheese, but this is a rarity, after all, the palacints are primarily dessert.
Interesting moment that in fast foods, cafes and restaurants are already served ready (packed) palacins. But if the Czechs are preparing them at home, then the table is served separately pancakes, separately filling, and each packages pancakes himself.
The price of serving 250 grams in a cafe or fast food – 30-45 kroons, depends on the level of the institution and the filling. In a good restaurant, the price of a portion – up to 100 kroons.
In stores you can buy pawls in a frozen form, the price is 100-150 kroons per kilogram depends on the filling.
Crembol – a delicious tube
This tube from a layer test filled with cream. The main thing is not to confuse Cremolo and Padernik, these are different desserts. Cormolo bakes from a puff pastry, and the yeast chemge. Cremolol Start only with cream, and in the sterrodnik inside there can be almost any sweet filling.
Cremolo is very similar to popular with cream tubes. The difference is mainly that we have tubes in the form of a cone so that the cream does not flow from the opposite side, and in the Czech Republic the tube is really a tube. Confess to be honestly, the form of cone is still more convenient, and Czech Cremolo need to be careful that the filling did not fall out.
Similar dessert is popular in neighboring Germany, Austria, Poland. Now it is already impossible to find out who, when and how Cremenola was invented. However, the Czechs consider him a national. The famous Czech writer and culinary critic Vladimir Plotka claims that Czech Cremyla is an adapted copy of French dishes "Cornets d’Amour" (love cones).
The price of Cremyl in the cafe and on the trays – 10-20 crowns for the face. Bring them home is unlikely to succeed, as the cream is quickly spoiled, and the dough becomes hard. Shelf life – just 24 hours.
However, in Czech stores you can buy culinary cylinders for the dough, and with their help to prepare Cremeno at home. Price for 30 cylinders – 100-120 kroons.
Windshield – the most delicious acquisition from France
This dessert of the Czechs borrowed from French cuisine, but in a slightly modified form. Probably for this reason in the Czech Republic windnik consider to be a national dish.
Windshield prepares from a custard test, cavity is formed inside the bun. A wavy surface is formed from above, hence the name of the dessert. The word "windshield" with Czech translates as "vane" or "windmill", there is such a children’s toy. Bun usually with a diameter of about 15 centimeters.
After baking, the bun is cut in half, a filling is placed in the center. Classic windband has a double-layer filling. Nizhny layer of butter cream with vanilla and rum. Top of whipped cream with adding coffee or caramel. From above, a bun is covered with chocolate or caramel.
Dessert is very tasty, but very calorie. Consider that the bun from the custard dough quickly hards, and after a couple of hours, the windshield becomes hard and tasteless.
Price in the cafe or in culinary departments of stores – 10-20 crowns for the thing. Shelf life – 24 hours.
In stores you can buy factory windmills, usually 3 pieces per pack, the price is 12-16 crowns per 100 grams. The expiration date is already above – up to 7 days, but they must be stored in the refrigerator. If you buy on the last day of vacation completely fresh, then they will survive in Russia.
Studel – Tasty heritage of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Strudel – National Austrian dish that Czechs have taken over and loved. In Czech recipe, make a stuffing from apples with the addition of cinnamon, walnut and raisins, top with sugar powder. Czechs love not only classic apple strudel, but also its species with cherry, plum, apricots, poppies or raisins.
But the main difference between the Czech recipe in the test. Classic Austrian strudel make from elastic dough, and Czech from a layer. Taste and impression from Czech Strudel A little others.
The price of fresh strut in confectionery (or delivery) – 300-400 kroons per kilogram. The shelf life of such a valley – 48 hours, that is, it’s not to bring it home.
In a cafe or restaurant, a piece costs – 70-100 kroons, depends on the level of the institution.
Poppy Klachek – Delicious Watrushka in Czech
This sweet pastry is very similar to our cheese. But the Czechs do it not with cottage cheese, but with poppy. Rather with jam, and top covered with a layer of poppy. Top add thin pieces of almond or coconut chips. Vanillin or cinnamon can be added to the filling.
Poppy Klachek small, usually 10-12 centimeters with a diameter and weighing 40-50 grams. Although there are gigantic copies of up to 30 centimeters in some Czech bakeries. These are exactly necessary to call "Kolach", and not "Kolach".
In February 2018, Internet portal Vitalia.CZ made the control purchase of poppy kolasov in ten confectionery prague. The most important factor that determines the taste and price, turned out to be the amount of poppy. At the price of the product from 10 to 25 kroons the best turned out to be Kolachik for 18 bakery crowns &# 80;&# 101;&# 107; ;&# 114;&# 110;&# 97;&# 32;&# 75;&# 97;&# 98; ;&# 116;. Unfortunately, there are no standards in the Czech Republic that would normalize the amount of poppy. From here Conclusion: Do not buy cheap Poppy Kolaschi, you will eat no karicachka, but a cheeter with jam.
Price of the Poppy Kolyac (50 grams) – from 10 to 25 kroons. Shelf life – 5 days, if you buy the factory kolachik in the store. If you buy in a cafe or bakery, it is better to eat immediately, the very next day the dough becomes dry, the taste is lost.
Pestelnik – Tourist Bestseller
This is the most popular street treat in the Czech Republic, at least in tourist places.
Yeast dough cut into strips, wind around the metal cylinder and sprinkle with sugar. This cylinder is called "TRDLO", hence the name "Padernik". In coincidence, the word "TRDLO" in Czech everyday language is called people not very big mind. It’s about how we use the word "duby" to call a stupid man. It turns out that the name "Padernik" can be translated as "fool".
On these cylinders, the dough is baked above the coals, then almost ready-made sacrifices are covered with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and fine chopped nuts. Inside put filling, most popular options – ice cream, whipped cream, light cream cream with additives. It turns out insanely tasty.
Because of the abundance of acceptions in streets in tourist areas, most tourists think this is an invalid Czech dessert. But this is not so. Motherland dishes – Transylvania region in Romania. From there, thecedness spread to Slovakia, to the city of Rockies, where he is already considered a local dish. Name "&# 83;&# 107;&# 97;&# 108;&# 105;&# 99;&# 107;&# 253;&# 32;&# 116;&# 114;d&# 101;&# 108;&# 110;&# 237;&# 107; " (Skalitsky Chatellic) is now protected by PGI (European Food Process Protection System).
And already from Slovakia, the stena "came" to the Czech Republic, and most recently – in 2010. Chatemers quickly won popularity among tourists. You can even call an important part of the Czech Tourist Industry.
But the fact remains a fact – the sacrifice does not have a relation to Czech cuisine. As the famous Czech journalist Yanek Rogueh: "Even a hamburger is a more traditional Czech dish".
Here is such a paradox! In the first place of the rating of Czech desserts was a stern, who does not have any relation to Czech. But the sterpers are already so associated with the Czech Republic and Czechs that we could not put it below in our rating.
Price per spermnik without filling – 50-60 kroons. Expensive for a piece of dough in sugar, but here they pay for the "promoted" name, and not for the dish.
Good impressions from Czech desserts, and read our articles about Czech and the Czech Republic (Links below).