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 rush but cannot live without warm meals… btw, we have … Continue reading Croque Monsieur and Madame sandwich

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, what is the best way to make a stable tower. … Continue reading Croquembouche

Swedish almond cake © Reka Csulak

Swedish almond cake

If you’ve never been to Sweden, but like to visit IKEA stores, you probably know this dessert very well. Swedes call it ‘mandeltårta‘. The crust of this almond cake doesn’t contain any flour, only ground almond, so I think this cake could be a great option for anyone on a gluten-free diet. These Scandinavian cakes are the best when you can enjoy the right balance of … Continue reading Swedish almond cake

Sour Cherry sponge © Reka Csulak

Sour cherry sponge

This recipe is based on my grandma’s sour cherry sponge. Sometimes she randomly prepares a large batch because she loves to surprise us with freshly baked cakes or some food, no matter when we visit her. This cake takes an important part of our family. I think since we were born, whenever we notice the scent of this cake it reminds us of the importance of the … Continue reading Sour cherry sponge

Carrot cake loaf © Reka Csulak

Carrot cake loaf

One of the best things on Earth is a good carrot cake. This time I’ve baked a loaf instead of the classic shape, even if the baking takes a bit longer. I decorated the loaf with pink rose petals, fresh-green lime zest and of course chopped walnuts. It’s a perfect treat for the upcoming Mother’s day this weekend too! INGREDIENTS Batter 250 g carrots, peeled, … Continue reading Carrot cake loaf

Floating island

During my childhood, the only time, when I ate Floating island, was when the old lady from the neighborhood of my grandparents invited me to watch some old TV shows together. When I was there, she always prepared this dessert for us. It’s still a very good memory, and this dessert always reminds me of those special occasions. Nowadays I like to prepare it in … Continue reading Floating island