Gundel pancake

Gundel pancake © Reka Csulak

The first Gundel pancakes were created by Károly Gundel around the '40-s. Officially it was a family recipe of Lola, the wife of Gundel's friend Sándor Márai, but Gundel upgraded the recipe and made the pancake with ground walnuts, raisins, and rum filling served in a dark chocolate sauce. They started to call it Márai pancake, …

Princess cake

Christmas Princess Cake © Reka Csulak

You already know that I'm in love with Scandinavian baked goods, so now I share the recipe of the Princess cake that has a truly fresh outlook which perfectly fits a special occasions during Spring. The original recipe was published by Jenny Åkerström in the Prinsessornas Kokbok (1948) -Princesses Cookbook-. She was the teacher of the three daughters of Prince …

Semla

Semla © Reka Csulak

In my previous post I've shared, why Shrove Tuesday is all bout eating. On the same day when there is Pancakes Day in the UK, Swedes celebrate 'fettisdagen' with Semla, which is the first sign of the spring after a long and dark Scandinavian winter. So let's celebrate the light, new life, green leaves... and bake …

Whiskey eggnog

Whiskey Eggnog © Reka Csulak

Eggnog is a rich, dairy-based drink enriched by some spirits like brandy, rum, whiskey 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, vanill, and the good, old whiskey! INGREDIENTS 600 ml whole milk 250 ml double cream …

Ostkaka

Ostkaka © Reka Csulak

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 …