Boží milosti – God’s grace- Czech Carnival Pastry

Boží milosti God’s grace

Boží milosti (God’s grace) is a traditional sweet bread for Carnival. I first came across these delightful wafers in Italy, called Chiacchiere (chatter) by the Italians. These little wafers are fried crisp and crunch when eaten making so much noise it sounds like chatter.


  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons plum brandy
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 and 1/2 heaping tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Oil for frying
  • confectionary sugar for coating


Combine all the ingredients except for the cooking oil and sugar for coating.

Knead the dough well for about 10 minutes. This is important, the dough should be smooth and shiny. Wrap the finished dough in plastic and let cool at least an hour to rest in fridge.

Cut of dough into four pieces and roll out very thinly with a rolling pen.

Then cut into rectangles or other shapes then cut slices through the middle of each rectangle. Or cut in rectangles cut one slice down the middle then turn one end through the slice to twist center. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Heat oil or lard (It is said that lard is best)in a large pot. Deep fry until golden brown.

After frying, put on a paper towel to absorb excess fat.  While still warm sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  • Serving 600 g.
  • Calories 260
  • Fat: 7.7 g
  • Carbohydrate: 44 g