(Babka’s recipe)

Ingredients:Slovak Fanky

  • 4 C. Sifted Flour
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • ¾ C. Sour Cream
  • Salt


  1. Mix. Knead. Roll out thin.
  2. Cut into diamonds with center slit.
  3. Fry in deep oil. [Drain on paper. Add powdered sugar when cool.]

(Remarks within the [ ] are mine to aid the reader)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria Lumtzerova
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 08:03:19

    Hello Lauren
    I’m from Slovakia.I was realy supprise when I was looking for recipe for Fanky.These days we are celebrating Fasiangy in Slovakia and Fanky are very common for this event. I looked by pictures and yours looks exactly as from my mom. Also soup from green beans – same recipe as I’m doing. It is realy nice to find out that something such ” family traditional ” stays in family in different place different time. Very nice blog.I wisch you everything the best. Maria


  2. Laurene
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:45:10

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Maria! I would very much like to ask you more questions about traditional Slovak cooking as there are so few cookbooks available to us here in the United States on this subject. I would also like to know which part of Slovakia you are from. Perhaps there are regional differences in Slovak cooking? My Babka came from Nemsova, near Trencin. I visited there many years ago (1974) and my daughter visited last summer. Please contact me through email at: lurquizo@yahoo.com. D’akujem!


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