Learn more about some of the classic Czech baked goods we sell daily!
A special treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee. There are many recipes for Medovník in Eastern Europe however the key ingredient is always honey… and when you are truly fortunate, local Crozet Honey Farms Honey! It is a dessert which is known for its lengthy preparation time.
It consists of 12 layers of sponge cake with a cream filling and is covered with crumbs made from leftover cake. While the thin layers harden shortly after coming out of the oven, the moisture of the filling softens it again over time. There are many recipes and variations of this cake, but the main ingredient is honey, giving it the characteristic taste, flavor and color
As the name suggests this type of koláč is popular in Prague. Pražský koláč is a cream brioche and more of a dessert than breakfast pastry.
This pastry is actually known in France as tarte tropézienne. Its author is in fact Polish baker Alexandre Micka who loved Saint Tropez, the town on the French Riviera. Micka opened a bakery there in 1955 and baked a yeasted koláč filled with cream following his grandmother’s recipe. Baker Micka was providing food to filmmakers during the filming of ‘And God Created Woman’. They say Brigitte Bardot was the biggest fan of this delicate koláč.
Czech bakers say a similar recipe can be found in old Czech cookbooks. After all, Poland and Czechia share borders and therefore have many similar dishes. The Praha koláč has a cinnamon crumb on top and the filling is made with vanilla cream.
Míša řezy is a traditional Czech dessert made with farmer’s cheese aka quark (tvaroh) as the key ingredient. The cake consists of five distinct layers: alternating layers of chocolate sponge cake with layers of sweetened quark cheese, mascarpone, and
sour cream and the final layer is a glossy chocolate ganache.
When served, the cake is cut into squares.
The name of this cake means Teddy Square, and it's based on the popular Czech Míša ice cream consisting of quark cheese that's covered in dark chocolate.
This is truly the most famous traditional Czech pastry.
The koláč (plural is koláče) originated as a semisweet wedding celebration dessert in Central Europe centuries ago. Today, they can be found any time of day at markets and bakeries throughout the Czech Republic.
The name evolved from the Czech “kola” meaning “wheels” or “round”. Koláč is made from mildly sweet yeast based dough stuffed and/or decorated with all sorts of yummy things like fruit, poppy seeds, farmer’s cheese (“tvaroh”), nuts, there are endless
combinations of this traditional czech treat. Here at the Praha Café we make everything from scratch, our dough and all the fillings. We even make our own “tvaroh” keeping the recipe authentic.