American pancakes © Reka Csulak

Nutella and strawberry breakfast pancakes

Especially on Mondays, when you feel the weekend is so far away, it’s good to set the emotional balance with a nice breakfast. I normally go to sleep when the birds wake up, but if you start your day early, no worries, you don’t have to miss this gorgeous breakfast either, just prepare the pancakes mixture previous evening and keep it in the fridge overnight. Nowadays … Continue reading Nutella and strawberry breakfast pancakes

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

Kaiserschmarrn © Reka Csulak


This dish is a popular dessert in many former parts of the Habsburg Monarchy but maybe it is familiar from your last Alpine ski strip too. In Germany and Austria it’s called Kaiserschmarrn, we call it császármorzsa in Hungary, in Slovenia it’s cesarski praženec or šmorn and Czech people call it kajzršmorn. It’s a kind of scrambled pancake batter but some recipes -including the Hungarian cuisine- add some semolina too. … Continue reading Kaiserschmarrn

Angels’ wings

Magyarul  ⇣  Angels’ wings Probably you know that the Carnival season all around the world is at the beginning of the year. The Hungarian Carnival, called Farsang starts on 6th January –Epiphany– and lasts till Ash Wednesday when -according to Christian traditions- the 40 days Lent begins and ends at Easter. But before start the actual Lent, we do the opposite: celebrate, organize masquerade balls and of … Continue reading Angels’ wings


This dessert was created in an Austrian thermal bath town: Bad Ischl at a famous confectionery called Zauner. These sandwich style biscuits became extremely popular across Austria and Hungary and this was the treat what I’ve always asked for when we visited the favorite confectionery of the family. We Hungarians like it completely covered by chocolate and filled with some sour, red berry jam -which is my personal favorite too- … Continue reading Ischler