Re: Czech words and terms
- When my grandmother would visit the Czech Rep she would bring back a
bag of poppy seed and we all knew we would have to take turns grinding
it in our poppy seed grinder. I would hate do it but would love eating
My mom knows a lot about geese. When taking piano lessons she would
have to pass a neighbors house and every time she would walk pass the
fence that goose would be there sniping at her.
--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "SHines" <shines@...> wrote:
> Thank you for your response. The links are interesting and I enjoy
> at them. My mother never mentioned her mother preparing any sort of
> Just Kolache. And always Poppy Seed. Grandmother must have raised the
> poppies. And she had 11 children to pound the seeds for her. Mother said
> they were always eager and willing to use the heavy cast iron pestle
> mortar to pound those seeds. But she also remembered that she, and
> brothers and sisters would tire quickly as well.
> She told a story of her younger sister eating her fill of the seeds
> pounding and before their mother found them. Aunt Lydia paid the
> pretty painful constipation for that. Mother said none of them ever
> that one again. I think perhaps someone may have put Aunt Lydia up
> Perhaps my mother. They were next to each other in birth line, and were
> always contentious, until the ends of their days.
> I know the flours were different. Grandmother Bursik came to the US
as a 12
> year old, so none of her children were familiar with the flour of
> I don't know that she did much cooking before she came over, either.
> a gooseherd. I think she learned her cooking from her sister in
> brought her here after their mother died of gallbladder disease.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
> Behalf Of Jana Vaculik
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 6:03 PM
> To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [TexasCzechs] Re: Czech words and terms
> Poppy seed is mák
> Poppy flower is mákový květ
> Poppy seed filling is máková plnka
> any filling is whatever filling and plnka
> Bread chleba
> Poppy seed buns is mákové buchtičky
> Cookies su¹enky
> Cookies are a favorite dessert in the Czech Republic. I know it is
> at my house.
> This sight as a really great picture of Czech cookies.
> I do not think you could recreate the cookies of your grandmothers
> you go to the Czech Republic. The flour, yeast, sugar is different when
> baking then in the US. My grandmother has had to adapt her recipes to
> American flour. I hope that answers your question.
> --- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "SHines" <shines@> wrote:
> > Mostly, I am at this time wondering at the Czech terminology for
> Poppy Seed
> > Filling, Poppy Seeds, and/or Bread vs. rolls. How about cookies? Are
> > made in traditional Czech cooking? Would my grandmother have known
> them in
> > her childhood in Czechoslovakia? Would her husband and family?