New discovery: Czech bread and livance in the US stores / Novy objev: cesky chleb a livance v americkych obchodechNew discovery: Czech bread and livance in the US stores | Czechmatediary
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New discovery: Czech bread and livance in the US stores / Novy objev: cesky chleb a livance v americkych obchodech

I found other two grocery items which can be included in our list of Czech/Slovak-like groceries in the US. The first one is Pascal whole wheat bread from Trader Joe’s. It is sold in half-loaf sizes (huge half-loaves mind you) and also in mini loaf sizes. It does not have caraway seeds in it but apart from that it tastes just like Czech bread.

The other discovery is this Kodiak cakes  flapjack/waffle mix from Target believe it or not. The pancakes taste delicious and if you let them cool down they taste just like livance!!!!! I was so excited when I found that out! Now I have to watch out no to make it too often otherwise I will soon not fit in my regular-size pants ;).

CZ: Mam dva nove objevy, ktere patri do nasi sbirky ceskych/slovenskych surovin v USA. Prvni je cesky chleb z Trader Joe’s (sice nema kmin, ale jinak chutna velmi dobre) a ten druhy objev je palacinkovy mix Kodiak cakes z Targetu. Kdyz tyto palacinky nechate vystydnout, chutnaji uplne stejne jako nase livance!!!! A je to bez prace…

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7 comments… add one
  • Zuzana April 28, 2013, 8:20 am

    Thank you for the pancake mix tip. I had been buying Pascal bread for over a year and a couple of months ago TJ stopped carrying it. Some problem with supply and they said they expect it back, but so far nothing. So it’s not a nation-wide thing, huh? Maybe I try some other TJ location.

  • Eva Z April 28, 2013, 11:10 am

    I found that Whole Foods has a rye bread that is very close to Czech bread including caraway seeds. It’s in the fresh non-packaged bread ection. Also Central market has what they call pain du campaigne or something like that which is very similar.

  • Marika April 28, 2013, 2:16 pm

    I also like bread from Whole Foods. It is baked by Beckmann’s. The bread is called German Farm Bread. It tastes like Czech bread and has to be refrigerated after 2 days. Otherwise, it will start to grow molds. Whole Foods also carries Italian 00 type flour, which is exactly the same thing as Czech flour (hladka mouka vyberova). Vyborna mouka na knedliky, vanocky, palacinky, zahustovani omacek a jine pecivo.

  • Tanja April 28, 2013, 9:39 pm

    I will try the Whole Foods bread. I think I have bought it in the past but it was very small?? The TJ bread is huge – the slices are American-style slices. I just love to toast it but some garlic and butter on it. I could live on that my whole life.

  • Eva Z April 29, 2013, 12:39 am

    Táni, ten chleba, co kupuji ja, je normální české velikosti, snad jen malinko menší. Ale je stejne podlouhly. Maji i marble rye, což chutná témeř stejne, ale je bílo černý – zábavnější. Ja “cesky” chleba nikdy netoustuju, mám ho rada čerstvý. Zamrazim ho hned a pak vytahuju po částech, když rozmrzne, je jak prave upeceny/koupeny.

  • Joe T. Vosoba April 30, 2013, 5:25 am

    Many Trader Joe’s don’t have the Pascal bread. But if you have access to a Panera bakery/cafe, their steel-cut rye bread is very close to Czesky chleba, including caraway.

  • Marika April 30, 2013, 6:43 am

    Tanjo – Whole Foods chleb je velky bochnik. Ja tento chleb take kupuji na nasem mistnim farmers market. Pekarna je v Santa Cruz, nejsem si jista jestli zasobuji jenom localni Whole Foods nebo po cele Californii. Nas Trader Joe’s take nema Pascal Bread.

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