Here it is. My latest attempt to introduce Czech culture to England. This is meant to be a beranek, a cake in the shape of a spring lamb, traditionally eaten at Easter.
As you can see from the picture, things didn’t exactly go according to plan. The sacrificial lamb of cake was rather too attached to its mould (literally) and didn’t want to come out in one piece. Never mind.
It still tasted good.
Worryingly though my four year old nephew insisted on eating the almost lamb’s nose first leaving the poor creature looking even more deformed. If that’s possible.
I had wanted to bring him a pomlazka but this was vetoed by my concerned sister, who didn’t want her son to think it was okay to hit girls on the bottom with a big stick, whatever the time of year.
Just in case any non-Czech readers think I’m making this stuff up, here’s some photographic evidence (stolen from another blog) of Czech menfolk keeping their nation’s Easter traditions alive:
Who said the Czechs were more sexist?
Hmm, I sense I could have the title of a future blog post there…