Saturday, 17 December 2011
While Sam’s choice of Japan was next on the cards, my sister (our resident Japanese expert was at a hen’s night – so we postponed Japan night until after Christmas / New Year’s). Since my parents were free that weekend we decided to choose one of their favourite european places and hold Czech Repuplic night instead.
This one was really going to be a test of the boys openness to new food styles, (Ryan once said to me quietly – “Daddy, what if we choose a country that only eats potatoes?” – haha Ireland came to mind, he’s obviously not a big potato fan – I told him we’d cross that bridge when we came to it – there’s a few potatoes in this dish).
Mum and Dad loved their meals in Prague, so we tried to recreate the food and invited them over.
I was really impressed, Sam and Ryan both finished off their helpings, and Sam asked for more Cabushka. Turned out well, everyone enjoyed their meals, I’ve got one more Bramboracky for breakfast in the morning. For desert I made 16 Kolachky, and they were decimated with only 3 remaining – so I’ll go as far as to say they were popular.
I’ve got soo much poppy seed filling and honeyed walnut filling left over we’ll be making this a few more times in the coming weeks…
Bramboracky – Savoury Potato Pancakes
Cabushka/Kapusta – Warm Bacon and salted cabbage salad
Kolachky – Sweet Poppy seed and honeyed walnut pastries
Next week: Sam’s choice – Japan!
For real this time – promise!