Friday, April 04, 2008

prague: honey cake

I picked up a last piece on my way to the airport, so no time for staging this pic

I didn't try honey cake, aka Medovnik, until my last day in Prague, and then only by accident. I had skipped breakfast and was starving outside Troja Chateau. There was only one restaurant and they didn't have any breakfast items. The waiter suggested something from the dessert menu and I luckily selected honey cake, my new favorite cake! The first bite was heaven and it only got better and more satisfying. No law of diminishing returns here. The waiter said it was a 1000 year old recipe. I can't wait to try making it myself. If anyone knows where I can get one of these in Zurich, please let me know. I want to have a Medovnik party asap!

Here's the honey cake story from The Prague Post
Check this fun blog entry I ran across, waxing poetic on Medovnik.


Alice said...

I had it while I was there, but yours must have been better because mine was too dry. If you make it, make sure it's more moist, a dry cake isn't very good.

Tanya said...

Yes, dry can be a problem. The first cake I had at the restaurant was impossibly moist and fresh. I had another slice at "bakery" (I think they just serve the brand name cake, not house made) and it was a little dry - probably sat out too long.

Astrid said...

How intriguing! Thanks for sharing these culinary tidbits from your trip. Good for you for making such great trips, kids and all!
I went to Egypt (without kids), but no food stories to tell. Except perhaps some great falafel, made not from chickpeas but some kind of broad bean. Yum

Tanya said...

Hi Astrid - I think they use fava beans for falafel in Egypt. I also like the Fuul/Foul dip, kinda like hummus but made from fava beans too. They serve it for breakfast - yum!

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