Prague Streets & Czech Treats
Prague: Take San Francisco, add in some Disney magic, add a taste of old European beauty, and you have the essence of this beautiful city known as Prague, also known as Praha.
The only thing that San Francisco doesn’t have though is streets filled with the aroma of cinnamon-sugar goodness! This fine addition comes from all of the shops that sell popular rolled pastries called trdelníks.
From the best of my understanding and my in-depth research (researching, eating… same thing, right?) of these bad boys, trdelníks are rolled dough pastries wrapped around a hot rod, grilled, and then finished off with sprinkles of cinnamon, sugar, and crushed walnuts.
Amazing, right? I can smell the sweet scent of trdelniks now just thinking about them!
Last year, I visited Prague around mid April. This was my first time in Europe and, luckily, I had a travel aficionado (thats you, Hannah!) with me to really explore what Prague had to offer. The weather was a lot colder this time of year; each day was maybe a high of 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit with a bit of rain and snow on some days. It was a perfect time to visit the night market in Old Town Square, have a nice warm cider or hot wine in one hand, a freshly grilled trdelnik in the other hand, and just people watch!
This year, my family and I visited during a warmer time of the year where each day was a high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s great is this wonderful cinnamon treat adapted to the weather just fine (one of the reasons why I will definitely be coming back for more). With warmer weather came ice-cream… ice-cream in a trdelnik cone. Talk about drool-worthy!
I have to admit, the Czech Republic knows the way to my heart, and that’s through warm rolled-dough sweets made to perfection! Until next time… I’ll miss you, trdelnik.