Hot cross buns © Reka Csulak

Hot cross buns

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 the spices used to embalm him at his burial. English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns: buns … Continue reading Hot cross buns

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