A praise for fresh orange juice

Our obsession with freshly squeezed orange juice most certainly started this summer on the biggest Greek island, Crete.  We knew it should not be difficult to find oranges there, however we were very positively surprised by the reality: at almost every grocery store, the freshly squeezed golden orange juice was sealed in front of our … Continue reading

Sour Cherry Cake

I have to admit this is one of my favourite cake recipes. When I first made it, it was an instant success and quickly made its way to the good old recipe collection. I love sour cherries and it is so easy to bring these few ingredients together to form this great treat (really, can … Continue reading

Giant empanada puff pastry

Let me start by sharing with you how these kind of recipes are born. Happened to me that I walked by a big bunch of puff pastry in the grocery store one morning – the fresh type! So few times I actually see this gem that I had to buy one and then had to … Continue reading

Basic Bread

A thing you have to know about me: I’m a passionate bread maker, always looking for “The Perfect Recipe”. Although, I’m not easy on this, as I don’t really like to wait (12-16 hours rise… what?!) and I prefer simple recipes with not too many steps and  instant success : ))) Meaning, the finished product should … Continue reading

My mother’s chicken soup

There is no traditional Hungarian wedding or Sunday lunch without a rich chicken soup. Also some of us simply can’t imagine recovery from an illness without a bowl of this comforting food, coming from someone we love 🙂 I always use my mum’s recipe, and never change anything – however the taste will never be exactly … Continue reading

Yorkshire pudding

First of all I have to admit I always thought Yorkshire pudding was something similar to what we call ‘puding’ here in Hungary: being a sweet, milk based dessert. Thus I didn’t really bother looking up the recipe as I’m not a huge fan of this type of dessert 🙂 However, watching one of Jamie … Continue reading

My bundt cake a.k.a. queque

This cake (kuglof we call it here in Hungary) has been a big favourite since the very first time I made it – a simple recipe resulting in a delicious treat, to be enjoyed with a cup of tea, coffee, or even dipped into chocolate milk *just ask my Mr!), though it is also great … Continue reading

Another Spanish recipe: Empanadillas

This is what happens when you have a Spanish boyfriend, Spanish recipes appear sometimes : )) Another big favourite among many is the Empanadillas, relatively fast and easy to make and very satisfying by itself or with a green salad. From the amount of dough in the recipe you will get around 16 empanadillas (or … Continue reading

Swedish cookies for Santa: Pepparkakor

Traditionally in Hungary children eagerly clean their boots and put in on the windowsill or at the door every 5th of December, before going to sleep, so that Santa Claus can find it easily and fill them with treasures that night. Good kids receive dried or fresh fruits, nuts, sweets, candies or small toys, bad kids … Continue reading

Two times a charm: Spanish dinner

Two of our big favourites were prepared during the weekend: fried cauliflower, and what we call “picoteo”, both of them doting Spanish origins and we like to categorize them as tapas (Spanish cold or hot appetizer, or “finger food”). Fried cauliflower Ingredients: 1 medium size cauliflower 1 egg 150 ml milk Around 100g flour Salt Preparation: 1. Separate the cauliflower … Continue reading