pastry Tag

16 Feb Linzer bars from the good old times

It was an ordinary afternoon when I was picking up my son from his grandparents' house last week. Usually I have coffee with my parents and discuss the joys and sorrows of life. My dad loves antiques and he is crazy about history, and I love to task him with finding me different items from the past. We were talking about antique cookbooks and I was complaining how expensive they are. He showed me few of his cookbooks which date...

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23 Nov Staroceske kolace – Czech sweet pastries not only for Little Moles

If you visit Central Europe, you are almost certain to come across one of the few symbols from the socialist era that remains beloved today: the Little Mole, known variously as Krtek, Krtko, Kisvakond, Krecik or die Maulwurf. Our kids love to watch Little Mole cartoons on YouTube, and since the vast majority of them are short, sweet, and dialogue-free, they're OK with me too. (There are a few peculiar exceptions that I generally don't show the children.) The mole...

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