Slovak medovniky bakers are getting ready for Christmas

While working on the Winter Book of  A Taste of Slovakia series, I went to document the art of medovníky baking at a small workshop near Žilina. It is where Andrea from Adina medovníky creates her delectable, exquisitely crafted honey dough pieces. Med (pronounced the same way as red, bed, fed, etc.) is the Slovak … Continue reading Slovak medovniky bakers are getting ready for Christmas

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 (pronounced as shkvarki in English). They are similar to pork cracklings except that shkvarki are made by melting and roasting fatty bacon WITHOUT its rind on. It does change … Continue reading Savoury Pagatche Cakes