Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bohemian Biscuits with Jam

When Melissa develops a crush on Henry, she boldly approaches him for a date. Henry seizes his chance to enlarge Melissa’s world and gives her a kaleidoscope evening of theatre, historical landmarks, and peasant food.

Believe it or not, picky Melissa ate every bite of the dishes set before her. However, if she had known what tripe was, she might have selected the turtle soup. 

From the Bohemian-American Cookbook by Marie Rosicky, published by the Automatic Printing Company (

Bohemian Biscuits with Jam

A piece of butter
2 cups tepid milk
2 eggs
A pinch of mace
Compressed or dry yeast dissolved in tepid water
Lard (optional)
Prune jam
Cottage cheese or grated marzipan
Melted butter or thick sweet cream

Melt butter in milk, add eggs, mace, salt, yeast and enough white flour to make dough softer than for dumplings. Beat until smooth, let it rise, turn out on a floured board, roll and cut into rather large biscuits. Let them rise, then bake on both sides or fry in lard. Spread with prune jam, sprinkle with cottage cheese or grated marzipan and melted butter or thick, sweet cream.

From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties.

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