Irish soda bread

Irish soda bread

Magyarul  ⇣  Irish soda bread I prefer a good sourdough bread, but sometimes I have time only for a quick bread. This is when soda bread is a good option because it would be mixed as quick as possible since a chemical reaction instantly starts between the ingredients. In soda bread, instead of natural yeast, [...]

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

Magyarul  ⇣  Hot cross buns with apricot and walnut Around Easter, this is the most popular pastry in the UK. The buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday since they mark the end of lent. Different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning: the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying [...]

Easter challah

Easter challah

Magyarul  ⇣  Easter challah Easter is one of the main Christian feast. In Hungary we have some customs and typical Easter food of course. A main custom on Easter Monday is called 'Locsolkodás'. Men reciting a poem to women and then “sprinkling” them. Originally they poured a bucket of cold water over women's body but [...]

Semla

Semla

Magyarul  ⇣  Semla In my previous post I've shared, why Shrove Tuesday is all bout eating. On the same day when there is Pancakes Day in the UK, Swedes celebrate 'fettisdagen' with Semla, which is the first sign of the spring after a long and dark Scandinavian winter. So let's celebrate the light, new life, green [...]