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How to make Šodó

Did you know that there is a big difference between the dishes buchtičky s krémem and buchtičky se šodó? Here’s the recipe for the latter.

Buchtičky s krémem is a popular dish in Czech Republic and also one served in school cafeterias. Some people call it incorrectly buchtičky se šodó, because originally the small pastry buchtičky used to be prepared with a different type of sauce called šodó. However, due to the white wine being one of its ingredients, this sauce was replaced with the much cheaper vanilla-pudding-like cream we know today, not to mention the fact that school cafeterias cannot serve food with alcohol content and so, buchtičky s krémem took over from the traditional šodó recipe.

Also, you might know the term dukátové buchtičky. It describes only the pastry and it comes from the word dukát (Czech word for “ducat“, the denomination of the coin) because the pastry is about the same size as the coin.

To prepare the pastry, just follow my previous recipe for buchtičky s krémem, this recipe is only for the original šodó sauce.



  • 4 egg yolks
  • 250 ml of white wine
  • 80 g of raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla seeds

How to make Šodó

Put the egg yolks in a small saucepan which you place in a water bath. Start whisking and slowly add the sugar, wine and vanilla seeds. Keep whisking until everything is perfectly combined in a smooth cream.

How to serve Šodó

Šodó has to be served while still hot, so make sure your buchtičky is ready by the time you want to serve the dish. Pour the hot sauce over the pastry, serve and consume immediately.

Enjoy and Dobrou chuť!

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