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1-12-2020, 23:34 UTC
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Christmas Sweets' Recipes

Sweets' Recipes Among the most popular types of Christmas sweets in the Czech Republic are without a doubt vanilla rolls and Linzer cookies. You can try to bake them yourself according to the following recipes:

Linzer Cookies

2 1/3 cups of finely-sifted flour
250 grams of butter
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
3 egg yolks
1 package of vanilla sugar
the juice and ground peel of a well-cleaned lemon
fine flour for sprinkling on the pastry board
tasty marmelade or jam
fat for greasing the baking sheet


Mix the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and the lemon juice and peel together. Add the softened butter and egg yolks and work them into a dough, which should be soft and pliable. Wrap it all in plastic wrap and leave it for at least an hour in the refrigerator to settle. Then roll the dough out on a pastry board dusted with flour into a slab approximately 3 mm. (1/8 inch) and cut it out into various shapes, such as stars, wheels, bells and so on, which you carefully place on the greased baking sheet. Bake them slowly in an oven at medium heat to a golden brown. After the cookies cool, paste them together with the jam or marmelade - we recommend a tasty currant or strawberry. Enjoy!

Vanilla Rolls

1 cup of fine flour
125 grams of butter
3/4 cup of grated hazel-nut meat
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
mixture of powdered and vanilla sugar to cover the rolls
fat for greasing the baking sheet


Mix the flour, sugar, and the nuts together and add the softened butter and work them into a soft dough. If it's dry and crumbly, mix a little milk in to the dough. Then leave the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to settle, after which roll the dough out into a thin cylinder. Cut this into lengths of about the same size, about 5 or 6 cm. (2 inches) and then form them into rolls and place them on the greased baking sheet. Bake them slowly in an oven at low to medium heat to a golden brown. While still warm, cover the rolls with the mixture of powdered and vanilla sugar. Let the vanilla rolls sit a few days to ripen, and they'll taste better and won't crumble. Enjoy!

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