Croquembouche

Croquembouche © Reka Csulak

I always wanted to try and build this dramatic choux pastry tower we call croquembouche.  A few months ago Betty Binon and Rodica Godlewski made and took pictures from a gorgeous one, decorated with flowers and leaves. It was so inspiring, so I wanted to create my own version. In this post, I will tell you, …

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, …