braided bread again

Robert S. Wachal robert-wachal at UIOWA.EDU
Sat Dec 16 16:11:29 UTC 2000

The braided bread stuffed with glaceed fruit and called 'Stollen' in German
was called 'houska' in my Czech-American family.  Because my grandfather
was a baker's apprentice in Bohemia near the end of the 19th century, I am
confident that that's what it was called back then.  I have been told that
the correct name for it now is 'vanocka'.  Is this a new name or an example
of dialect  variation or what?

Any help very much appreciated.

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