A finger-licking great part of Czech cuisine are Czech dumplings, which have made a spot in the hearts of countless locals and tourists alike. And it is hardly surprising, since these go so well with just about anything.Whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, the Czech dumplings will easily become the side dish of your favorite goulash or plate of veggies.Its a Czech tradition.While the word “dumpling” may generate a picture of small, soft, sweet or savory ball, the Czechian dumplings manage to surprise you if you are devouring them for the first time. In fact, the Czechian restaurateurs probably have a good laugh at the shock seen across the faces of tourists or new locals, as they watch their dish of Czech dumplings coming up. Tiny cutlets of bread that is just perfect for soaking up broths and sauces, Czech dumplings are not too tough to make. As a matter of fact, all you require are unbleached flour, kosher salt, dry yeast, eggs and milk, and then you are ready to go! Although, the modernized recipe makes use of yeast; the original recipe was devoid of this ingredient.
It is said that in the early times, the peasants needed something filling along with their meat dish, after a strenuous period of work. Thus, the Czech dumplings came to exist. During that era, cattle and farm produce were ample, which provided the locals with sufficient milk and potatoes. Therefore, the original Czech dumplings were almost all carbohydrates, in the form of potatoes, which is certainly a bundle of joy for all potato lovers! Today, Czech dumplings are varied, with some containing fruits, while a few are made of chicken liver. But as per the comments of the locals and tourists, any kind of Czech dumpling seem to enhance the overall scrumptiousness of the dish.
The recipe of the Czech dumplings was first introduced by the Germans, while the Hungarians brought to the Czech Republic, the deliciousness of goulash. It was a miracle how the two managed to go amazingly well with one another, having become a staple Czechian dish, promising to delight all who wolf down a plateful.
Posted on: 2015-03-11