This dessert was created in an Austrian thermal bath town: Bad Ischl at a famous confectionery called Zauner. These sandwich style biscuits became extremely popular across Austria and Hungary and this was the treat what I’ve always asked for when we visited the favorite confectionery of the family. We Hungarians like it completely covered by chocolate and filled with some sour, red berry jam -which is my personal favorite too- … Continue reading Ischler

Pogácsa © Reka Csulak

Curd cheese scones

Savory scones with cheese on the top are so popular snacks in Hungary, we call them ‘pogácsa’. If you go to a party, a wedding or a family occasion, 9 out of 10 times you will find some scones on the table. If you are not too lucky, you will try a dry, industrial version. Fortunately, we have a nice recipe in our family recipe … Continue reading Curd cheese scones

Creme fraiche biscuits © Reka Csulak

Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Magyarul  ⇣  Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar This recipe is a lovely Christmas memory and family heritage. My grandpa’s sister always brought biscuits in large paper bags, more than 100 pancakes and other lovely cakes every time she visited the family on birthdays or holidays. I have the photos of her handwritten recipe book with me and after at least 10 years … Continue reading Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Gingerbread © Reka Csulak


Christmas is on the corner so it’s time to thinking about one of the most important elements of the festive decoration: gingerbread. But this year instead of sharing my family recipe, I will show you how to prepare Swedish ginger thins, which is my new favorite since I’ve tried them at IKEA and then in Sweden. Pepparkaka is totally different from the Central European soft … Continue reading Pepparkaka

Holy Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Pecan Cookies © Reka Csulak

Hot chocolate and pecan cookies

Autumn is here and it rains more often. Perfect time to grab your favorite blanket, put on comfy clothes, find a warm and cozy place surrounded with the things you like, and spend some time with… yourself! Yes! Every day we put our family and friends in the first place and our job of course. But now, stop for a few hours and focus just … Continue reading Hot chocolate and pecan cookies

Valentine linzer © Reka Csulak

Linzer biscuits

Sometimes a simple thing is enough to make us happy. These jam filled biscuits can do it too! It takes about half an hour to prepare them, and they will be perfect as a snack or you can put them in the lunchbox too. Of course it’s not that easy as grab one pack of Jammie Dodgers from the shelf in the supermarket, but it’s … Continue reading Linzer biscuits