Are you thinking about heading to Slovakia on your next getaway? Well, I’d certainly recommend this destination to those with a sweet tooth, so if that sounds like you then you’re definitely on the right track.
Although Slovakia is largely known for its meat-based dishes, the country is also home to a number of tasty sweets, and in this post I’ll talk you through some of the very best. It’s time to tease your taste buds before you travel!
Strudel was originally a Turkish dessert, but since the eighteenth century it’s been a Slovak favourite, too. The treat comes in various shapes and sizes and can be stuffed with all manner of delicious fillings from chocolate to nuts and seeds. In most parts of the country the locals enjoy fruitier fillings – the famous sour cherry strudel is a must-try for visitors.
If you’re after something even more sugary than a strudel, look out for a Skalický trdelník – it’ll be hard to miss. These uniquely shaped hollow pastries are traditionally made with a rather particular tool: a rounded piece of wood that rotates as the pastry is cooked. Once crisp and hollow, the treat is coated in cinnamon and sugar while chocolate is spread on the inside… what’s not to love?
Though you may be able to find this sweet in other European countries, there’s no doubt that its roots lie in Slovakia. Some recipes date back to the late eighteenth century!
Brilliant Bratislava Rolls
If you’re still feeling hungry after all this, head to the country’s capital and enjoy a Bratislavské rožky, a dish you’ll usually find served during the Christmas market season. These delicious desserts are crescent-shaped, flaky pastries, filled to the brim with poppy seed or nut filling. These are a must if you’re travelling Slovakia!
Has learning about these Slovak sweets given you a taste for your next European getaway? Whether you fancy indulging on a fruity strudel, filling up on trdelník or stuffing your face with warm Bratislava rolls, you’ll no doubt find your new favourite dessert in Slovakia.