Panna Cotta with Gooseberry Compote © Reka Csulak

Edelflower panna cotta with gooseberry compote

I still have some home-made elderflower syrup I’ve made this Spring, grabbed some gooseberries at the store to make a fruity, tangy Panna Cotta. It’s a light dessert that you can prepare for various occasions: it can be a fancy party element, a delicious breakfast at work, or a sweet treat in the kid’s lunch box. INGREDIENTS Panna cotta – for about 4 ramekins 350 … Continue reading Edelflower panna cotta with gooseberry compote

Gundel pancake © Reka Csulak

Gundel pancake

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, but after the immigration of the Márai family, the restaurant … Continue reading Gundel pancake

Christmas Princess Cake © Reka Csulak

Princess cake

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 Carl, the Duke of Västergötland. The name of the cake came … Continue reading Princess cake

Semla © Reka Csulak

Semla

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 Semlor! Let’s introduce a nice Swedish tradition into your life. … Continue reading Semla

Whiskey Eggnog © Reka Csulak

Whiskey eggnog

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 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites – it will stay … Continue reading Whiskey eggnog