Welcome to my blog dedicated to all things baked, delicious and traditional
My name is Lenka and this blog is my baking diary. Kneading the dough on my grandma’s knees is what I lively remember any time I wander with my memories back to childhood. Mixing, whisking, licking out the bowls, kneading, filling, baking and most of all, cherishing seasonal ingredients and turning them into delicious breads, pastries and cakes- that always was my happy haven wherever life takes me. Back when I was eight with my grandma and today with hearty memories following her recipes.
Returning back to traditional Slovak cuisine and especially to baked goods was a natural transition to my own culture and heritage and feel of a home while I am living far away from home – in my new homes all around the world
My blog is my baking diary. It is a collection of recipes I learned how to bake from both my grandmas. Another are holiday staples that my mom prepares every year, every time the very same way. Some of them are inspiring recipes that I came across reading traditional cookbooks & amazing food blogs. Many of them I developed over the course of time, experimenting & playing with local ingredients from places around the world I had a chance to live – my homes away from home.
My blog is a personal story of my life expressed thru food – with a respect and focus on my roots & traditions
Dobrú Chuť, Lenka
COLLABORATION & PRESS
EATS PARK CITY
EATS is an organization based in Park City, Utah dedicated to growing healthy communities (with a focus on small children and their families) with fun, food, and nutrition advocacy. It’s been a pleasure to work with EATS and deliver a variety of baking classes and sharing a Slovak culinary tradition with locals
Once a month I develop a new recipe using one of the BRINS jams – creating a bold synergy of spiced & exciting flavors and Slovak tradition
Collaboration with a little specialty jam company based in Brooklyn, New York has been so much fun! Candice started her small-batch company in her tiny kitchen, “marrying the highest quality spices & favorite fruits to build the perfect “space,” one balanced with the comfort of familiarity & excitement of a new experience”
BEST ONLINE BAKING CLASS
My class on Babka & Kolaches was rated as one of the top 13 online baking classes in the U.S. according to PureWow. Read more about my class & learn how to make those traditional pastries yourself