On a rainy midweek evening, what better way to cheer your spirits up than with … proper Czech lager and koláčes.
Koláčes are traditional Czech delicacies that are a cross between pastries and the comforting inner hug you get from a donut – and we learnt that they are the trendiest thing around to be munching on anytime of the day!
The guys from Budvar brought over from South Bohemia, Czech Republic the best koláčes baker they had found to show us how it should be made (tab through the pics and watch the video – or head to our Instagram page).
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#tbt #czechbakeoff #koláčes and drinking @budvaruk organised by @untoldagency – with welcome from Theo and Rob & Ria showing us how it should be done! Also, Simon for hosting the event in his lovely home. #foodbloggers #photography #travelbloggers #lifestyleblogger #igfoodies #igfoodbloggers #igphotography #igtravelbloggers #london #goantolondon
We also learnt that the honey notes of this original, traditionally made, Czech lager complements the fruity flavours and spiced notes of all of the koláčes we had the pleasure of sampling that evening.
You can find a comprehensive koláčes recipe from Budvar, courtesy of About Time Magazine (one of our favourite magazines):
Go and bake some to find out what we are all raving about, and then settle down with a Budvar in hand to get that true Czech experience. A perfect pick-me up for these autumnal evenings!
Thank you to the lovely Amy from Untold Agency for inviting us, great seeing fellow bloggers at the event, Theo and Rob from Budvar for enabling us to have a better understanding about original Czech lager/ beer, Simon for hosting us in his fab house in Maida Hill, and last but definitely not least the warm and enthusiastic chef Ria.