Strudel spiral

Strudel spiral © Reka Csulak

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 …

Croquembouche

Croquembouche © Reka Csulak

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, …

Bejgli

Bejgli © Reka Csulak

Magyarul  ⇣  Bejgli The Bejgli is a traditional element of Hungarian Christmas. It became popular in the country during the 19th century. The fillings are originally walnut or poppy seed, but nowadays people like to fill them with sweet chestnut filling or pickled and dried fruits as well. It has a Polish equivalent called Makowiec. …