Czech Christmas Recipes

Moravske Vano ni Kukyse (Christmas Cookies)

Ingredients

teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon salt
⅓ cup molasses
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons shortening

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. In one large mixing bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, ginger, molasses, shortening, baking soda and salt
2. Slowly add the flour and mix into a dough
3. Place in a the bowl, covered in cling film and leave in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours
4. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C
5. Remove the dough from the fridge and divide into 4 balls and cover with a damp towel
6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ⅛ inch
7. Cut the rolled dough with cookie cutters of your choice
8. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes until lightly brown.


Makes approx. 24 cookies

Carp

Ingredients

Breaded Fried Carp
egg
10g salt
20g flour
40g breadcrumbs
50ml milk
100ml vegetable oil
300g carp (uncleaned)

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Remove fish skin, debone and clean the fish. Pat dry with kitchen paper
2. Mix salt and flour
3. Mix egg and milk
4. Dip the fish in salt and flour mix, then the egg and milk mix and then the breadcrumbs
5. To cook, fry the fish slowly in hot oil until golden brown.

Ingredients

Naturally Fried Carp
1g white pepper
5g garlic
10g salt
20g butter
100g vegetable oil
300g carp (uncleaned)

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Remove fish skin, debone and clean the fish. Pat dry with kitchen paper
2. Salt and peper the fish
3. Mash the garlic and butter together and lightly warm the butter
3. Brush the fish with the melted butter garlic mash
5. To cook, fry the fish slowly in hot oil until cooked.


Where To Buy Cookery Books

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