If you´re on a challenge like this one it happens that the world seems smaller from day to day. So many countries I cooked with and the countries left are getting less and less. Incredible how small the world can be!
But on the other hand I still have countries to cook with – even in Europe – like the Czech Republic. From that country next to my own a delicious sweet dish comes. It has two names I was told – „Dalken“ or more popular in CR – „Vdolky“.
I was introduced to those small yummy cakes by Domek, a nice young Czech man who messaged me on facebook. The Dalken/Vdolky remind me a lot of our local „Berliner“ although there are some tiny diferences. My friends Nina & Tina who visited me the day I made them loved them and so did I! They are the perfect food you can offer or bring to a party! Check them out!
Dalken / Vdolky
- 500 g flour
- 50 g fresh yeast or one package dry yeast
- 50 g vegan butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 300 ml vegan milk (soy, rice etc.)
- 1 package vanilla sugar
- 50 g sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- vegan butter for frying
- jam & vegan whipped cream for serving
If you use fresh yeast you have to dissolve the yeast in the milk before adding the other ingredients. Otherwise stir together flour, yeast, butter, rum, sugar, milk, vanilla sugar and salt. Knead with your hands until you have a nice firm dough. Let sit for about 1 hour – until the size of the dough has doubled.
Roll out the dough (about 2 cm thick). Take a glass and cut out balls like you see in the picture.
Let sit on kitchen towels for another 20 to 30 minutes.
Heat vegan butter in a big pot. Fry cakes – both sides. It should be enough butter in the pot that one half of the cakes is covered.
Put finished cakes on kitchen towels.
The Dalken/Vdolky are served with jam & (vegan) whipped cream.