Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta

To the very best of my limited knowledge, Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta is Czech for “chocolate cookies of doubled dough,” or a close approximation thereof. Here’s what I like: A recipe that uses all the yolks, and exactly the same number, of the eggs from which it requires the whites, in a sensible waste not, want not fashion. And regardless of the meaning (or spelling, for that matter — still not sure that is quite right) of its name, this recipe for hazelnut meringue squares does precisely that.

These squares have a cookie base of butter, sugar, vanilla, egg yolks and cocoa topped with a meringue lightly scented with cinnamon and loaded with ground, toasted hazelnuts. Garnished with a whole blanched hazelnut on top, they are baked in a 9″ by 13″ cake pan and then cut into 24 rich, delicious squares.

Well, I think they are delicious. Kate thinks they taste like Nutella and that that’s a good thing. Bruce also thinks they taste like Nutella, but for him? That’s a negative. Oh well.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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One Response to Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta

  1. dawnk777 says:

    Sarah and I think they sound delicious!

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