Creme fraiche biscuits © Reka Csulak

Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Magyarul  ⇣  Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar This recipe is a lovely Christmas memory and family heritage. My grandpa’s sister always brought biscuits in large paper bags, more than 100 pancakes and other lovely cakes every time she visited the family on birthdays or holidays. I have the photos of her handwritten recipe book with me and after at least 10 years … Continue reading Crème fraîche biscuits with home made vanilla icing sugar

Christmas bakes © Reka Csulak

Bejgli

The Bejgli is a traditional element of Hungarian Christmas. It became popular in the country during the 19th century. The fillings are originally walnut or poppy seed, but nowadays people like to fill them with sweet chestnut filling or pickled and dried fruits as well. It has a Polish equivalent called Makowiec. During my childhood always my grandmas prepared the best Bejgli rolls ever. They’ve … Continue reading Bejgli

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

Szabolcsi apple and poppy seed cake © Reka Csulak

‘Szabolcsi’ apple and poppy seed cake

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‘Szabolcsi’ apple and poppy seed cake

Recipe source: Dunaújvárosi Hírlap Online
http://duol.hu/receptek/igy-keszitse-el-az-orszag-tortajat-1048334
Since this recipe is in Hungarian, You can find a basic but handy vocabulary here to figure out what kind of ingredients you need.

Every year the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation invited entries to win the ‘Cake of Hungary Award’. The public can taste the first slices from the winner cake(s) in Budapest and at the confectioneries during the celebration of 20th of August , when St. Stephen founded the Hungarian State. A trend can be observed trough the history of this Award, that the pastry chefs and creative minds try to use Hungarian ingredients from specific areas of the country, where they are traditionally produced or re-think traditional Hungarian desserts.

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Poppy seed bread pudding

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Poppy seed bread pudding

Recipe source: Lila Füge Blog
http://lilafuge.hu/kedvenc_klasszikusok_makos_guba/
Since this recipe is in Hungarian, You can find a basic but handy vocabulary here to figure out what kind of ingredients you need.

This is a traditional Hungarian dessert called ‘mákos guba’, but it’s well known in the eastern part of Germany (‘Mohnpielen’) and in Poland (‘makówki’) as well.

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