Christmas and Holiday Meals

Easter Bowties (Fánky)
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Fanky are traditional Easter fried dough bowties that resemble American funnel cakes. Here is an illustrated recipe on how to make this sweet fried...
Homemade Donuts (Šišky)
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Sisky are Slovak donuts. Making homemade donuts is easy. Just make the dough, cut out circles, and fry them in oil.
Christmas Eve Cake (Štedrák)
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Recipe for a delicious layered Christmas Eve cake filled with plum jam, poppy seed, walnut, and farmer cheese sweet fillings.
Christmas Cookies Part 5: Chocolate T...
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Šuhajdy are Slovak chocolate truffles made in muffin baskets filled with sweet walnut or coconut ganache cream filling.
Christmas Cookies Part 4: Walnuts (Or...
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Walnut cookies are very common around Christmas time in Slovakia. They are two cocoa shells filled with sweet cream. Visit here for the illustrated...
Christmas Cookies Part 3: Rings (Venč...
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Sugar rings are popular Slovak and Czech Christmas cookies. The dough is made with ground nuts and the rings are coated in sugar.
Christmas Cookies Part 2: Striped Com...
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Recipe for double-colored striped Christmas cookies filled with apricot jam or Nutella. You can even dip them in chocolate.
Christmas Cookies Part 1: Hearts (Srd...
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Recipe for traditional Slovak and Czech Christmas heart-shaped shortbread cookies filled with currant or strawberry jam. They are delicious!
Raisin Bread (Vianočka)
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Vianocka is sweet Slovak braided bread. Here is my grandma's recipe with photos.
Bobalky (Opekance)
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Illustrated recipe for bobalky (also known as opekance or pupacky), sweet bread topped with poppy seeds. They make a great dessert.