Wedding Peach Cakes

These irresistible Peach Cakes are truly the showstoppers on a vintage Hungarian wedding. The multi-layer cakes are wonderful, but as a child I was more into these cakes because if they are decorated the right way, they look almost like real peaches, even if the taste of them has nothing to do with the fruit. This recipe requires a bit more patience and attention, so … Continue reading Wedding Peach Cakes

French cheese board © Reka Csulak

Cheese board guide

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 cheeses up to a bountiful selection consider these type of … Continue reading Cheese board guide

Nudli potato dumplings © Reka Csulak

Nudli

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 eat with sweet toppings! The most common nudli version is … Continue reading Nudli

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

Hot cross buns © Reka Csulak

Hot cross buns

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. English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns: buns … Continue reading Hot cross buns

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