Czech Recipes

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Hungarian Poppy Seed Filling

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This is a filling often used for Middle European kolacs (also called kolacky or kolachke)--filled, rolled, baked yeast dough--and sweet rolls.

Bramboracky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes)

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Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a recipe that my Czech boyfriend and I have fun with often. Potato pancakes are commonly associated with traditional Czech, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German, Hungarian and Polish cuisines, although other cuisines (including those of India and Korea) also have similar potato pancakes.

Traditional Slovak Haluski

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This has been in my family for generations coming from Czechoslovakia. Traditionally, it is mixed with goat cheese from Czechoslovakia but since it's not available here in the States, we use brick cheese or feta. We eat this as a main meal but can be served as a side. Serve as is or add kielbasa on the side or slice up kielbasa and mix it in with haluski! Serve with warm crusty bread.

Knedliky - Czech Dumpling with Sauerkraut (Zeli)

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This was my grandmothers recipe and it has remained a family favorite... It should be served with roast pork, sauerkraut and a nice glass of beer. A very traditional way to eat the leftover dumplings the next day for breakfast or brunch is to chop them up into cubes, pan fry in a little butter; then add eggs and milk, and cook as if you are making scrambled eggs. It's great.


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My father and grandparents were born in Czechoslovakia. I use to watch my grandmother make these small pastries at Christmas time and I couldn't wait to eat them when she was all done. I do hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You will need a large area to work.

Saucy Stuffed Peppers

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My Slovakian grandmother always made huge pots of this during the winter time. I'm a vegetarian now, and can safely say that this is the one dish that I really miss eating.

Kolaches II

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One of our Christmas breakfast traditions - we make cherry, apricot and blueberry.

Easy Kolacky

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This simple Czech cream cheese pastry, pronounced kolotch-key, is a very old holiday favorite. Using Solo®-brand filling found in the baking aisle is a delicious time-saver. The prune flavor is scrumptious!

Czechoslovakian Cookies

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Spicy bar cookies with a nice crunch of pecans plus the sweetness of a jam filling.

Grandma Skeet's Prune Kolaches

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This is a Czech Pastry my Grandma use to make with a homemade prune filling and streusel topping. I changed it a little so I could use the bread machine. They are worth the hard work!

Kolaches I

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A traditional Czech pastry, it can be filled with a variety of fillings.

Czech Christmas Hoska

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Traditional Czechoslovakian Christmas Bread. Serve with butter. Some people toast it, use jelly, or even butter and powdered sugar...depending upon local customs and family preference. It is a day-long project, but well worth the effort.

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Czech Stuffed Green Peppers

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A very delicious stuffed pepper recipe with a yummy creamy tomato sauce.

Apricot Kolaches

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Kolaches are a Czech recipe that are traditionally made with a yeast dough and fruit filling. In this version a non-yeasted dough is used. Variations include: cottage cheese, prune and apricot. All are somewhat sweet and can be drizzled with a light powder sugar/milk frosting, but traditionally kolaches are not frosted. I hope this is what you were looking for !! If ever in Oklahoma, check out the Czech Festival in Yukon, OK. The ladies of the community make about 2000 plus dozen Kolaches for sale during the festivities !!!

Czech Cabbage Dish

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I can only attempt to spell the real name of this dish; Cabushka or something like that! My mother's father was from Czechoslovakia, and he has three sisters who are excellent cooks. I have learned to cook this dish quite happily. At our last reunion, there were three separate bowls with different versions of this same dish; they were all scraped clean!