Whiskey eggnog

Whiskey eggnog

Magyarul  ⇣  Whiskey eggnog Eggnog is a rich, dairy-based drink enriched by some spirits like brandy, rum, whisky or bourbon. It's so popular to prepare and drink home made eggnog around Christmas and New Years Eve and Easter too, so here is my version with warming spices, vanilla and the good, old whiskey! INGREDIENTS 600 ml whole [...]

Babka

Babka

Magyarul  ⇣  Babka Recipe source: Lila füge https://lilafuge.hu/jeruzsalemi-kalacs-babka/ Since this recipe is in Hungarian, You can find a basic but handy vocabulary here to figure out what kind of ingredients you need. Babka is a lovely element of Jewish cuisine. Traditionally it's a braid, made of yeast dough, filled with chocolate or cinnamon filling and often sprinkled with streusel. I've [...]

Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Magyarul  ⇣  Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar This recipe is a lovely Christmas memory and family heritage. My grandpa's sister always brought biscuits in large paper bags, more than 100 pancakes and other lovely cakes every time she visited the family on birthdays or holidays. I have the photos of her handwritten [...]

Chestnut Yule log

Chestnut Yule log

Magyarul  ⇣  Chestnut Yule log The tradition of burning the Jul (Yule) Log was originally a Nordic viking tradition during Jul, the Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia then other European countries. It was a carefully chosen, large oak log with runes on it, asking the Gods to protect them from misfortune. A piece of the log was saved to [...]

Salame di cioccolato

Salame di cioccolato

Magyarul  ⇣  Chocolate salami The Chocolate salami is originally a Portuguese and Italian dessert, but you can find the equivalents in many European countries. The name came from the appearance: because of the crushed biscuits and nuts it looks like a nice salami. You can create your own favorite if you add varied nuts or [...]

Ostkaka

Ostkaka

Magyarul  ⇣  Ostkaka - the Swedish cheesecake In 2015 we had chance to spent the whole Christmas season in a Swedish restaurant in a specific part of the country called Småland, and of course I've tried all the traditional dishes from the festive smörgåsbord: the julbord. One of my favorites was the dessert, called Ostkaka which literally [...]