There are lots of kinds of sweet dishes in the Czech Republic which are characteristic feature of Czech cuisine.
Here are some of the most famous Czech desserts.
- Trdelnik. This is one of the most common pastries to find on Prague’s streets. It is made from rolled dough and then grilled on a stick and coated with both sugar and one of the selected toppings. The dough itself isn’t actually all that sweet, but the outside has a really lovely, caramelized richness and aromas of burnt sugar.
- Fruit dumplings. Listed among typical national dishes, sweet dumplings are prepared from a variety of dough’s, including raised dough, semolina dough, potato dough and cottage cheese dough. They are stuffed with fresh or canned fruit, sometimes also with some preserve or plum-jam. Sweet dumplings are served sprinkled with melted butter and powdered sugar, cinnamon, grated cottage cheese or ground poppy seeds, or less typically, ground walnuts.
- Potato cones. These are small rolls made from potato dough and stuffed with thick fruit jam which is served with ground poppy seeds and browned bread crumbs.
- Yeast buns, muffins and tarts. These are small pieces of raised dough stuffed with sweet cottage cheese, ground poppy seeds, plum-jam or another special regional filling and baked in the oven. Yeast buns are usually sprinkled with powdered sugar.
- Strudl. This is a traditional Czech dessert made from very elastic and paper thin dough being wrapped in many layers around the filling. The apple strudl is stuffed with both apples and raisings.
- Makovy kolacek. This is a Czech pastry which is also known as kolach. The dough is pleasantly sour yeast-based dough, and the filling is made of sweet poppy seed paste. An almond powder is sprinkled over the top.
- Medovnik. This is a honey cake which is very popular in Prague. It has a rather dry, almost savory crumb with very sweet, honey flavored icing between each layer. It has a very unique, pronounced flavor of honey but also a slight flavor of caramel.