Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by Kanadanka, May 31, 2007.

  1. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a recipe for something that my mom called zeml-baba. It was a bit like bread pudding, but not a dense, and you could either have sliced apples in it, not you could omit them. I think it was made with 'housky' and milk/egg custard?
    I'd love to make it for my husband, since he is missing his mom's bread pudding (she passed away last August and didn't leave a recipe).
  2. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Zemlbába or Žemlovka recipes:
    http://kucharka.isoftware.cz/index.php? ... recept=838

    BTW: I really hate it and I cannot swallow not a single one bite of it :)
  3. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Esso, that helps a lot

    I don't care for them myself, but my husband misses his mom, and I think something that would taste familiar may make him feel better.

    I noticed that most of Czech recipes do not give the oven temperature, nor the length of time for baking. Why is that? Here they say "350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes of until golden"
  4. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    The newer recipes have all this 8) But in the (not so far) past not every oven had a thermostat (and/or timer) and you alwas can look, how the dish bakes and see if it is ready. Even now you usually don't get exact timing, eg. 11-15 min and have to guess if it is already ready or not 8)
  5. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    That's true, Karel. I remember now lots of people having wood stoves and baking in them.
  6. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    I understand most of the ingredients and descriptions, but the ?? are words I cannot translate to English. Please help.

    1 veka = ??
    500 ml mléka = Milk
    500 g jablek = Apples
    110 g pískového cukru = ?? sugar
    2 vejce = Eggs
    50 g rozinek = Raisins
    mletá skořice = ??? Cinnamon
    vanilkový cukr = Vanilla Sugar
    rozpuštěné máslo = Melted Butter
    moučkový cukr na posypání = ?? Sugar for sprinkling

    Also, could someone translate the directions. I remember liking it, and want to try to make it to see if I still like it.
  7. Kanadanka

    Kanadanka Well-Known Member

    veka is a French or Italian baguette
    piskovy cukr is granulated (white) sugar
    mleta skorice is "ground" cinnamon (powder)
    mouckovy cukr is icing sugar (at times they bury a split vanilla pod into a container of icing sugar to make it a "vanilla sugar" for sprinkling onto pastries.

    Den starou veku nakrájíme na plátky a třetinu pokládáme na dno máslem vymazaného pekáče. V mléce rozšleháme vejce a třetinou přelijeme veku v pekáči. Oloupaná a jádřincu zbavená jablka nakrájíme na plátky a polovinu rozložíme na veku do pekáče. To celé posypeme polovinou cukru, skořicí, vanilkovým cukrem a rozinkami. Na to skládáme další třetinu nakrájené veky, zalijeme mlékem s vejci, na to opět jablka a znovu posypeme cukrem, skořicí, vanilkovým cukrem a rozinkami. Skládání zakončujeme krajíčky veky, zalijeme zbývajícím mlékem s vejci, zakapeme rozehřátým máslem a dozlatova upečeme v troubě.
    Můžeme podávat posypané moučkovým cukrem.

    Slice a day-old baguette into slices and place 1/3 of the slices onto a buttered baking pan. Whip the egg into milk and pour 1/3 of the liquid onto the bread slices in the pan. Peel and slice apples and place 1/2 of them onto the mixture in the pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and raisins on top. Place second 1/3 of the bread slices on top, followed by 1/3 of the liquid, rest of the apples and rest of the sugar/cinanmon/raisins. Arrange the rest of the bread slices on top, and pour the rest of the liquid over the surface. Drizzle the top with melted butter and bake in the oven until golden. You may serve it sprinkled with icing sugar.
  8. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    Thank you. It is similar to bread pudding.

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