Cake of Hungary Award 2014

Click here to see the 2012 winners and here to see the 2013 winners! This year again Hungary organized the cake of Hungary competition, with the winners (Cake of Hungary, Sugar-free Cake of Hungary) announced at the time of the biggest national holiday – 20th of August. The cakes can be tasted at the official stand … Continue reading

Italian Foodie Adventures 2014 – Part1

This July we again had the chance to do a wonderful relaxing trip to lake Garda in Northern Italy, following a few days excursion to the middle of Italy: we visited Firenze, Lucca, Pisa and even spent a fantastic day in San Marino (when we finally managed to leave the mind blowing traffic of the … Continue reading

Chorizo Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is one of my favorite soups that my mom used to make, although she didn’t prepare it too often because it was only me and her in the whole family who actually like split peas. I always thought even better, more for us! Here is the recipe for you to also give … Continue reading

Simple and Delicious Honey Oat Bread

I came around an awesome looking honey-oat bread recipe some time ago on one of the thousand amazing blogs out there, I even left a note to myself to try it, but guess what, when I finally had the time and the oats to prepare it, I could not find the recipe. I could not … Continue reading

Traditional Easter Braided Sweet Bread – 2

I love to try out new recipes but when I want to be sure the result is just as I expect I turn to the good old tried recipes. Thus, when my sister left for a trip and gave me the leftovers from her fridge – including a box of whipping cream – I knew … Continue reading

Macedonia (Spanish Fruit Salad)

When my Mr first announced that he would like to eat a Macedonia (Fruit salad in his mother tongue) I thought yeah well, why not – although I have quite negative memories of school lunches complete with those nasty canned fruit salads – so we gave it a go. Boy was I wrong to not … Continue reading

Cocoa Twisted Sweet Bread

Just in time for Easter! Ingredients: 500g flour 25g fresh yeast 50g sugar 1 sachet vanilla sugar pinch of salt 250ml whipping cream 2 eggs + 1 egg white 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp of milk for brushing Preparation: 1. Mix flour and yeast and pour everything (except for the … Continue reading

Breakfast fit for a Queen

I will not overcomplicate this: below you see my almost every day breakfast, safe to say a breakfast “fit for a queen” – I’m saying that because if anyone asked me what would I ask for for breakfast, this would be it: a cup of natural yoghurt, a handful of mixed cereals and strawberries. (Well … Continue reading

Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is a very versatile thing and I would say a staple in Hungarian cuisine, cabbage pasta being a common dish on the tables in this country (well, it was/is in my family, for sure). It is easy and relatively quick, and can be used as a filling for puff pastry, mix it with … Continue reading

Chocolate and Bailey’s Ice Cream

I always wanted to try making ice cream at home – I do not have an ice cream maker so all those recipes got discarded, but when I came around this recipe I ran to the freezer to check if there is space for a container. Having made myself sure that it fits, I got … Continue reading