This dessert was created in an Austrian thermal bath town: Bad Ischl at a famous confectionery called Zauner. These sandwich style biscuits became extremely popular across Austria and Hungary 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 filled with some sour, red berry jam -which is my personal favorite too- … Continue reading Ischler

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


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

Eszterházi cake © Reka Csulak

Eszterházy cake

Magyarul  ⇣  Eszterházy cake Recipe source: Szamos 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 one of the classic Hungarian cakes what is so popular since the 19th century when the recipe was created. There is no accurate information about it’s origin, but as we know it was the favorite cake of … Continue reading Eszterházy cake

Galette with walnut frangipane

Magyarul  ⇣  Galette with walnut frangipane Galette is a flat round or freeform crusty cake which could be sweet or savoury as well. The basic dough can get any toppings, so there are endless variations of one recipe. This time I’ve created sweet galette dough, because I used fresh plums and nectarines as toppings, so it’s good if the crust itself is a bit sweet as … Continue reading Galette with walnut frangipane