Chestnut cream horns © Reka Csulak

Chestnut cream horns

Sweet chestnut desserts are so popular in Hungary, and I wanted to prepare a super easy dessert as a weekend treat, this is how the idea of these chestnut cream horns came up. For me, it’s quite challenging to list any food that is typical in November. In this case, the seasonal ingredients are my inspiration, the market always offers something you haven’t planned to … Continue reading Chestnut cream horns

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, what is the best way to make a stable tower. … Continue reading Croquembouche

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

Sweet lasagna © Reka Csulak

Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna

Magyarul  ⇣  Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna We Hungarians have some simple pasta dishes, for example a tagliatelle sprinkled with walnut or poppy seed and icing sugar. To be honest I haven’t got good memories from school canteens about the sweet pasta dishes, but finally I’ve had chance to replace them with something I love. Instead of tagliatelle I’ve created a sweet lasagna dish with … Continue reading Walnut, apple and vanilla lasagna

Creamy biscuit cake © Reka Csulak

Creamy biscuit cake

Magyarul  ⇣  Creamy biscuit cake This recipe has plenty of version, mostly made with instant or flavored pastry cream, but I think it’s the best to do everything from scratch if it’s possible. This ‘no bake’ dessert is one of the best and easiest what you can find. The the heavenly threesom of the too sweet cream filling, biscuits and the rich chocolate sauce on the … Continue reading Creamy biscuit cake