Wheat Kasha

This is another recipe that will appear in the forthcoming book about Slovak cuisine, although with different photographs. Wheat kasha is deeply rooted in my childhood memories as a simple yet nourishing breakfast, or a light, satisfying evening dish. I know children are fed with all sorts of ready-made cereal mixtures these days, but perhaps … Continue reading Wheat Kasha

Savoury Pagatche Cakes

Another recipe from Vierka's rural kitchen is for traditional savoury cakes called Škvarkové pagáče, which would loosely translate as 'Pork Cracklings Cakes'. The vital ingredient for Škvarkové pagáče is škvarky or 'shkvarki'. They are similar to pork cracklings except that shkvarki are made by melting and roasting fatty bacon WITHOUT its rind/skin on. It does change the taste and texture of … Continue reading Savoury Pagatche Cakes