Cheese board guide

French cheese board © Reka Csulak

Home-made cheese boards are so popular when you have a bunch of people invited for special occasions, so regarding the upcoming holidays, I share some tips about what to consider when you create your cheese selection, select the bread and crackers and other garnishes. The basic cheese types You can start with 3 types of …

Nudli

Nudli potato dumplings © Reka Csulak

When you're craving for sweet flavors, it's a good idea to choose a sweet main dish instead of eating a ton of chocolate. Hungarian cuisine offers many options and one of the best is the dish we call nudli, made with simple potato dumplings. It's a simple, Hungarian dish, very similar to gnocchi, but we normally …

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, …

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns © Reka Csulak

Around Easter, this is the most popular pastry in the UK. The buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday since they mark the end of lent. Different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning: the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial. …

Ischler

Ischler © Reka Csulak

Magyarul  ⇣  Ischler This dessert was created in an Austrian thermal bath town: Bad Ischl at a famous confectionery called Zauner. These sandwich style biscuits became extremely polular across Austria and Hunagry 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 …