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 its changes for a while. Here is the season with its … Continue reading Layered savoy cabbage bake

Nudli potato dumplings © Reka Csulak


When you’re craving for sweet flavors, it’s a good idea to choose a sweet main dish instead of eating a ton of chocolate. Hungarian cuisine offers many options and one of the best is the dish we call nudli, made with simple potato dumplings. It’s a simple, Hungarian dish, very similar to gnocchi, but we normally eat with sweet toppings! The most common nudli version is … Continue reading Nudli

Sweet lasagna © Reka Csulak

Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna

Magyarul  ⇣  Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna We Hungarians have some simple pasta dishes, for example a tagliatelle sprinkled with walnut or poppy seed and icing sugar. To be honest I haven’t got good memories from school canteens about the sweet pasta dishes, but finally I’ve had chance to replace them with something I love. Instead of tagliatelle I’ve created a sweet lasagna dish with … Continue reading Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna

Kaiserschmarrn © Reka Csulak


This dish is a popular dessert in many former parts of the Habsburg Monarchy but maybe it is familiar from your last Alpine ski strip too. In Germany and Austria it’s called Kaiserschmarrn, we call it császármorzsa in Hungary, in Slovenia it’s cesarski praženec or šmorn and Czech people call it kajzršmorn. It’s a kind of scrambled pancake batter but some recipes -including the Hungarian cuisine- add some semolina too. … Continue reading Kaiserschmarrn

Kasespatzle © Reka Csulak


Magyarul  ⇣ Cheese spätzle Have you ever tried an another amazing version of ‘mac and cheese’ called spätzle? We Hungarians call this soft egg noodlefound nokedli, csipetke or galuska. Everyone who loves skiing probably knows this popular Alpine dish called Käsespätzle, what usually served in the mountain huts called hütte. For this recipe I’ve used Speck ham straight from Italian Alps, Emmental and smoked Cheddar cheeses for lovely gooey texture and smokey-nutty … Continue reading Käsespätzle

Curd cheese dumplings © Reka Csulak

Curd cheese dumplings

Magyarul  ⇣  Curd cheese dumplings You probably noticed, that I post plenty of recipes based on curd cheese. It is a main ingredient of Central European cuisines, and I’m a big fan of it! In my country the sweet main courses are quite popular and curd cheese dumplings are definitely in the top 3 favorites of Hungarians. It could be a filling main dish or a … Continue reading Curd cheese dumplings