Cocoa Brioche Knots

These beautiful brioche knots were prepared based on the recipe I use for the traditional Easter brioche bread, adjusting it just a bit with the help of Dutch cocoa powder for a fancier result. Ingredients: 500g flour 7g instant dried yeast 50g sugar pinch of salt 250ml whipping cream 2 eggs + 1 egg white … Continue reading

Easy, Juicy Orange Duck

Somehow it did not feel right to share this recipe while the recent bird flu that surfaced in Hungary calmed down but now it should do no harm 🙂 I was a bit “scared” of baking duck as I always had the feeling there is no way it won’t be dry as the desert – … Continue reading

On Our Christmas Table This Year

It is a tradition in my family to get together on the 24th of December and start the Christmas celebrations with a lunch feast at my mom’s place. Normally she is preparing a very traditional menu, with fish soup, fried fish with mashed potatoes and loads of Hungarian Christmas cakes, this year she changed up … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

My Dear Readers, wishing You all a very merry Christmas, may your dinner table be abundant with cakes like ours, with the good old Hungarian Bejgli and Zserbó 🙂

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

In Hungary, kids (and some adults:)) put their well cleaned boots in the windowpane on the night of the 5th of December. If you were a good “kid” all year around, Santa Claus will fill your boots with chocolates, nuts, clementines, sometimes even toys, but if you were bad you will only receive a willow … Continue reading

Roscón de Navidad – Traditional Spanish Christmas Cake

This cake is traditionally made around Spain and Latin America for the ‘Día de Reyes’ or Kings’ Day, celebrated on the 6th of January. In Spain children also receive their presents on this day – a funny side note from my boyfriend: and the next day the school starts. Bummer! Not much time to enjoy … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies with Sugar Frosting

Well I know this is not exactly gingerbread time anymore, but I made these cuties before Christmas for my colleagues and family and I dare to say it had a big success, so why not share it? You can always find a good reason to bake some gingerbread cookies, they will always make your kitchen … Continue reading

Mantecados – Spanish Butter Cookies

I made some snow crescents the other day and my Mr mentioned they reminded him of mantecados. This is kind of a hint that I could make some of those famous Spanish butter cookies 🙂 So let there be Mantecados. I used this recipe as inspiration, but I had to change it a bit – … Continue reading

Hókifli – Hungarian Snow Crescents

This cookie is a typical Hungarian festive cookie, probably because it is quite simple to make and there are normally no leftovers 😀 I made these (first of all for us and secondly) for my colleagues as a small treat before Christmas (for Mikulás), it was a big hit! Hókifli – Hungarian Snow Crescents   Ingredients: … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

  Dear Readers, I’m wishing you a very Merry Christmas! May your Christmas table be loaded with delicious goodies and your houses filled with love and smiles : )