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

Baked apples © Reka Csulak

Baked apples

Magyarul  ⇣ Baked apples – the Scandinavian way This treat is so easy to prepare and you can create as many variations as you can imagine. You can use different fruits to stuff with many of yummy things, like dried fruits, nuts, spices, crunchy elements, or nut butters… but this recipe is based on my lovely memories from Sweden. The first destination of our volunteering … Continue reading Baked apples

Summer strudels

Magyarul  ⇣  Summer strudels One of the best desserts are strudels -or rétes in Hungarian-, because all you need is filo pastry and imagination to create a quick, easy and yummy treat. Some cooks like to use puff pastry to make them, but I prefer the traditional Hungarian way, so I use crunchy filo sheets for my strudels. This dessert became popular in the 18th century … Continue reading Summer strudels

Szabolcsi apple and poppy seed cake © Reka Csulak

‘Szabolcsi’ apple and poppy seed cake

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‘Szabolcsi’ apple and poppy seed cake

Recipe source: Dunaújvárosi Hírlap Online
http://duol.hu/receptek/igy-keszitse-el-az-orszag-tortajat-1048334
Since this recipe is in Hungarian, You can find a basic but handy vocabulary here to figure out what kind of ingredients you need.

Every year the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation invited entries to win the ‘Cake of Hungary Award’. The public can taste the first slices from the winner cake(s) in Budapest and at the confectioneries during the celebration of 20th of August , when St. Stephen founded the Hungarian State. A trend can be observed trough the history of this Award, that the pastry chefs and creative minds try to use Hungarian ingredients from specific areas of the country, where they are traditionally produced or re-think traditional Hungarian desserts.

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Apple pie

Magyarul  ⇣ Apple pie Recipe source: Rozé Kacsa Blog http://rozekacsa.blog.hu/2014/10/13/a_legjobb_dolog_ami_az_almaval_tortenhet_emi_neni_fele_magnas_almas_pite Since this recipe is in Hungarian, You can find a basic but handy vocabulary here to figure out what kind of ingredients you need. This recipe reminds me to my great grandmother’s traditional pies and cakes. The crust itself is so simple, not too dominant, but has a special, friable texture. The cinnamon flavoured filling with the walnut foam on the … Continue reading Apple pie