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Žemlovka (bread pudding) is a sweet pudding, also called Zemlbába, which originates from the German word Semmel (bread roll). It is made using apples (or pears), white bread (usually rolls), sugar, eggs, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, all soaked in a mixture of milk and eggs. There are also regional recipes known to use vegetables or sausage cubes instead of apples and sweet ingredients.

The pie consists of three layers of white bread soaked in a mixture of milk and eggs with a thick layer of chopped apples in the middle and the last layer also includes bread rolls soaked in milk. The whole lot is placed in a pre-heated oven and baked until it has a golden crust. After baking, it is sprinkled with sugar, vanilla sugar, ground cinnamon, or raisins. The bread pie is usually served warm, but it can also be eaten cold. The dish is a traditional part of Czech cuisine and is often served in school canteens.

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