Everytime I travel somewhere new, I will try some local foods and treats. So when I was in Prague, I couldn’t resist their most famous sweet snack: Chimney cake, locally known as Trdelnik. Of course I did my research, and I found out the best Trdelnik comes from the Good Food Bakery. So even though we came across many food stalls, I decided to try my first ever chimney cake at Good Food Bakery.
This is where it’s at. It’s actually in the city centre, and you will most likely walk past it when you are walking from the St. Charles Bridge to the square with the famous clock.
The Good Food Bakery is just a tiny little bakery with hardly any room to sit down. No problem for us: the weather was good, so we took our chimney cakes to go.
So what is it exactly? Trdelnik is actually thin strips of dough, wrapped around a wooden stick (called a Trdlo). After glazing it with sugar, the dough is grilled over open coals until it’s brown and caramelized. Then they roll the Trdelnik in trays which are filled with sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts. After that it’s ready to eat!
You can eat it as is, but they also sell lots of different kinds of Trdelnik. For example the Tiramisu: filled with coffee cake and topped with mascarpone cream and cocoa. Or filled with vanilla ice cream, brownie, salted caramel and a chocolate topping. They even have savory Trdelniks, but I didn’t really feel like trying those.
I opted for a chimney cake with fresh strawberries, topped with chocolate mousse. The boyfriend decided upon the strudel Trdelnik, with apple, raisins and walnuts, topped with whipped cream.
You can literally get Trdelnik on every street corner, but I totally recommend going to Good Food Bakery. Because it’s such a popular bakery, your chimney cake will always be super fresh.
So when you are visiting Prague, and you’re in for a sweet treat, go get yourself a Trdelik. What do you prefer? Stuffed with fruits and topped with cream, or just plain with some sugar and cinnamon?