Slovak candies wafers and chocolate bars

We’re recruiting for the Emperor’s Crumbs Army on facebook. Don’t worry, this isn’t the draft; it’s a place to exchange recipes, photos, suggestions and more. We’re even offering an incentive! Anyone who becomes a member of the group Emperors Crumbs Army will be entered to win a selection of  classic Czecho-Slovak treats.

The winner will enjoy crisp wafers with various fillings, the weird and wonderful “soy stick”, unforgettable “Romanca”, indulgent chocolate “Fidorka” and more. You can bet we’ll be stocking up on these delicacies ourselves when we pack our bags for the big move to the US next month. So raise your butter-knife high and join up! The winner will be selected on March 12th, 2010.

The second competition is a bit more involved but it is worth every effort. Try one of our recipes and make a photo or a video. Post it on any photo/video hosting site like flickr, smugmug, YouTube, or vimeo, add the tag, and in the description of the photo put a link to the recipe. You can enter as many photos/videos as you want, just link to your creations in a comment here so we know where to find them.  We will pick the best submission by March 19th. Along with the amazing and nutritious prize of a fabulous assortment of the best candies and wafers from Slovakia and Hungary, you and your artwork will enter history when we publish it here for everyone to admire!

Sorry for the sound of crickets here – we’ve been travelling this week and got a little behind in posting.

Using a random number generator, earlier this week we chose a winner from the comments submitted before the deadline. Disclosure: one of Valerian’s replies was the first number that came up. He ate a szaloncukor and we continued. And, drumroll please, the winner is… Katka! She will be receiving a selection of salonky in the mail soon.

Thanks to all of you who submitted comments, we hope you’ll keep reading and posting even if there’s no chocolate in the offing just now. We’ll have another competition after the holidays. In the meantime, stay warm with the recipe below.

That’s right, readers! We will select one comment at random from those submitted on any of our posts here, and that person will receive a selection of szaloncukor/salonky, just in time for the holidays. You don’t need to have a Christmas tree to enjoy them, but we would like to hear what you think about our site and our recipes.

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 15, so roll out those comments! We will notify the winner by email and send out the prize by Slovak Post (to anywhere in the world).

Happy reading!