Strudel spiral © Reka Csulak

Strudel spiral

We normally find the savory versions of these filled filo pasty spirals, sometimes they called spanakopita (Greek) or börek (Turkish). But strudel is a filo pastry, normally sweet, but not really a spiral. I’ve combined these dishes and created this strudel spiral filled with my favorite sweet breakfast: rice pudding and baked plums. The filling can be varied, you can find some inspiration in my previous recipe. … Continue reading Strudel spiral

Turkey filo parcels © Reka Csulak

Turkey and chestnut parcels

Magyarul  ⇣  Turkey and chestnut parcels This Christmas I won’t roast a massive turkey. I believe that it’s not necessary to struggle with a giant bird, especially when you won’t organize a big family dinner. Fortunately there are many other options that make your festive table gorgeous! If you would like to try something different this Christmas, let’s give a try to these lovely filled … Continue reading Turkey and chestnut parcels

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

Walnut baklava © Reka Csulak


I’ve tried some baklava recipes… the assembly is quite simple and does not make much difference for one recipe to another. The most important bits are the syrup and the filling and I think I finally found the flavor combination I like the most. Make sure that you will have enough syrup to cover the top of the filo sheets as well and you can treat … Continue reading Baklava