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Czech Wallachian Frgál with blueberries recipe

Wallachian Frgál with Blueberries

A large round pastry of excellent taste, typical for Wallachia, a small region in the Moravia, Czech Republic.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech pastry, frgál
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Leavening 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 2 pieces of frgal
Calories 2042kcal


Yeasted dough for 2 frgály:

  • 2 and ⅔ cups all-purpose flour (350 g)
  • ½ cup milk (120 ml) lukewarm
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast or 30 g fresh yeast
  • ¾ stick unsalted butter (85 g)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • cup powdered sugar (80 g)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest grated from 1/2 lemon


  • 1 and ¼ stick unsalted butter (140 g)
  • ¾ cup (140 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 and ¼ cups (160 g) all-purpose flour


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar to sweeten blueberries

Butter mixture:

  • 1 and ½ sticks unsalted butter (170 g)
  • 3 Tbsp spiced rum

Plus, you’ll need:

  • 1 egg beaten, to brush edges of frgál


  • Sift flour into a mixing bowl, and make a little well in the middle. Pour 2/3 of the warm milk, a spoon of sugar, and yeast in it. Mix the middle with a fork, add some flour from the sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Melt the butter in a small pot, add it to a bowl with flour and yeast (the butter must be warm, not hot!).
  • Add the rest of the lukewarm milk, sugar, an egg yolk a pinch of salt, and grated lemon zest.
  • First, mix the dough with a fork, then knead with your hands or in a kitchen robot for about 10 minutes. The dough should be non-sticky and smooth. Add some flour if the dough is too sticky while kneading.
  • Split the finished dough into two buns, cover with a clean towel and let it rise for 1,5 hours in a warm place.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the streusel – mix the sugar, flour, and butter and form the streusel using your fingers.
  • Place the leavened bun on baking paper and roll it out into a circle about 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. If the dough sticks, you can sprinkle the baking paper with a little flour.
  • Around the edges, make a small rim and roll it in. You will use up about 1/2-1 inch (1-2.5 cm) of the dough edge.
  • Brush the edge of the dough with a beaten egg.
  • Place blueberries evenly on the dough, and sweeten them with sugar to your liking. How much sugar you pour over fruit depends on the sourness of blueberries. Usually, two tablespoons of granulated sugar per frgal is enough.
  • Sprinkle with streusel liberally and let the frgál rise for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the frgál with baking paper carefully on a baking tray and bake it in the preheated oven to 340 °C (170 °C) for 20 minutes.
  • Melt the butter for final splashing in a pot and mix it with rum.
  • Once you take the frgál out of the oven, splash its surface with the butter & rum mixture.
  • Bake the 2nd frgál as described above.


  • The recipe makes two frgál pieces in size 12 inches
  • Please remember to divide the streusel/filling/splashing in two while making frgály (I mean not to splash one frgál with all butter&rum mixture).
  • The edge of the frgál is finished before the center is done. That’s because a layer of streusel and filling covers the center, and it takes longer for it to get baked. Take care, so the rims aren’t golden brown, but the center is still raw. Hold on to baking the frgál for 20 minutes. However, if you notice the edges browning too quickly, loosely cover the frgál with aluminum foil.


Calories: 2042kcal | Carbohydrates: 233g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 113g | Saturated Fat: 69g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 461mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 89g | Vitamin A: 3661IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 9mg