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Monte Crito Sandwich © Reka Csulak Monte Cristo Sandwich- In Hungary, we normally deep-fry french toast, but I’ve tried the original method when you cook the toast on some butter in a pan, which gives you a more enjoyable result, so I’ll never deep fry it again. To elevate this toast to a whole new level, let’s create a ham and cheese sandwich, soak into the …
Pork fillet with chorizo © Reka Csulak Chorizo stuffed pork fillet- Since we normally celebrate together with my husband only, we don’t need a huge turkey on our festive table. I normally prepare a roll, stuffed meat or other smaller roast. This year we had this chorizo stuffed pork fillet, but you can do it with a whole pork loin as well. INGREDIENTS 1 pork fillet 1 chorizo …
White wine poached pears © Reka Csulak White wine poached pear with zabaglione- This Christmas I try to spend more time with relaxing and spending valuable time with my beloved ones, so I’ve created some easy but luxurious desserts. What if we serve a poached pear in a white wine glass, pour some zabaglione on the top and serve it after a festive roast? INGREDIENTS Poached pears 750 …
French cheese board © Reka Csulak Cheese board guide- Home-made cheese boards are so popular when you have a bunch of people invited for special occasions, so regarding the upcoming holidays, I share some tips about what to consider when you create your cheese selection, select the bread and crackers and other garnishes. The basic cheese types You can start with 3 types of …
Red Wine Poached Pears © Reka Csulak Mulled wine poached pears- Look at these pears on the plate: they look so luxurious in their marzipan coat. Today I show you, how to prepare this dessert that takes almost no effort to present. Mulled wine poached pears look brilliant on a festive table because this is definitely a royal way to enjoy this common fruit. The recipe …
Chestnut cream horns © Reka Csulak Chestnut cream horns- Sweet chestnut desserts are so popular in Hungary, and I wanted to prepare a super easy dessert as a weekend treat, this is how the idea of these chestnut cream horns came up. For me, it’s quite challenging to list any food that is typical in November. In this case, the seasonal ingredients are my …
Spicy plum galette- Autumn means plums. Isn’t it beautiful how plum turns into deep purple during baking? The best way to show this gorgeous fruit is definitely the galette. This dough is so versatile, you can fill with any seasonal ingredients, it bakes quite fast and with its rustic look, it will look great on your family table. …
Croque Madame © Reka Csulak Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich- I’ve heard about this gorgeous French sandwich in the ‘It’s Complicated’ movie.  Fortunately, nothing is complicated about the recipe.  The gentleman, called Croque Monsieur has an elegant lady on his right: Croque Madame is wearing a lovely fired egg hat. These baked sandwiches could make a perfect brunch or quick dinner for all who is in a …
Plum dumpling © Reka Csulak Potato dumpling with plum- These potato dumplings filled with plum is a Hungarian classic. This dish can work as a sweet main or dessert too, depends on how many dumplings you put on the plate. I was so worried about making them at home for a while, but if the dough is sealed properly, and if they don’t stick on …
Orange is the New Black Burger © Reka Csulak Orange Is The New Black Burger- It was so difficult to wait for the right moment before I show you this recipe. I think October is the best month to introduce a new burger, I call ‘Orange is the new black’. The conception is simple: mostly orange and black elements ruling this impressive stack. Halloween is on the corner and one …
Savoy cabbage oven bake © Reka Csulak Layered savoy cabbage bake- Back from our hiking getaway in Wales. I’m full of the memories of the beautiful sceneries, colorful leaves, wild animals, challenging walks, see sheep climbing up to unbelievable heights, face to some rain and wind, feel lost at misty mountaintops… I love that autumn lasts a bit longer in the UK so you can enjoy …
Strudel spiral © Reka Csulak Strudel spiral- We normally find the savory versions of these filled filo pasty spirals, sometimes they called spanakopita (Greek) or börek (Turkish). But strudel is a filo pastry, normally sweet, but not really a spiral. I’ve combined these dishes and created this strudel spiral filled with my favorite sweet breakfast: rice pudding and baked plums. The filling can be …
Panna Cotta with Gooseberry Compote © Reka Csulak Edelflower panna cotta with gooseberry compote- I still have some home-made elderflower syrup I’ve made this Spring, grabbed some gooseberries at the store to make a fruity, tangy Panna Cotta. It’s a light dessert that you can prepare for various occasions: it can be a fancy party element, a delicious breakfast at work, or a sweet treat in the kid’s lunch …
Vegan beetroot brownie © Reka Csulak Beetroot brownie- This recipe was my plan to share for a while and it was a great opportunity to do it for a special occasion as well. My blogger friend, Nicolas from Blogtastic Food invited his blogger friends to a collaboration. He turned his everyday cooking to vegan, this is how it happened that the topic is the best …
Goat cheese and fig sandwich © Reka Csulak Sandwich with goat cheese and figs- I really love to eat brunch, but sometimes I keep breakfast as simple as possible and I like to keep some meat-free days during my week. Autumnal harvest brings much delicious produce to markets and one of my favorites are figs. This sandwich is very simple since I want you to focus on this amazing fruit with …
Hummingbird cake © Reka Csulak Hummingbird cake- Recall the memories of those tropical nights, the fresh air at the seaside, sunkissed skin, delicious fruits from the market and lots of sunshine with this Hummingbird cake. INGREDIENTS Crust 350 g flour 350 g sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 3 ripe bananas 300 g pineapple chunks from tin, drained 250 ml olive …
Tiramisu cupcakes © Reka Csulak Tiramisu cupcake- Do you like cupcakes and delicious Tiramisu as well? This time you can merge your favorites in one dessert. This Tiramisu cupcake recipe is the best choice for parties or simple treats for the family or place one in the lunchbox. There are many decoration options of course, so feel free to exprerss your creativity. …
Sicilian Canolli © Reka Csulak Sicilian cannoli- I’m dreaming about visiting almond orchards, pretty little cafès where I can enjoy my day-starter granita, then enjoy afternoons at the coast, visit the fish market, and a sheep farm to see how they make ricotta. Until I will have the chance and travel to Sicily then eat an authentic cannoli, this recipe won’t let me …
Croquembouche © Reka Csulak Croquembouche- I always wanted to try and build this dramatic choux pastry tower we call croquembouche.  A few months ago Betty Binon and Rodica Godlewski made and took pictures from a gorgeous one, decorated with flowers and leaves. It was so inspiring, so I wanted to create my own version. In this post, I will tell you, …
Curd cheese and lemon ice lolly © Reka Csulak Curd cheese and lemon ice lollies- Next part of the summer ice lollies series is based on a typical Hungarian flavor combination: curd cheese and lemon! This frozen treat is full of protein, so for me, it’s perfectly enough for a morning or afternoon snack between two meals. You can prepare about 4-5 ice lollies from the following ingredients. INGREDIENTS Ice …