The Art of The Paper-thin Pastry: Traditional Strudel and Baklava

“…wanted to leave the past a few hundred miles down the road, shake it off like dust. But that was the problem with the past. It kept finding…” Suzanne Woods Fisher Creating new recipes, new combinations is an uplifting act for the creator-baker. Featuring unexpected combinations of flavours in classic baked goods always goes a […]

Cheats’ Puff Pastry: Wild Garlic Croissant

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti Who in the world doesn’t love croissants? But majority of home-bakers always postpone to make them because of the long process a classic croissant dough requires to make… No doubt that homemade croissants are the best of all – of course when not […]

Heavenly Herbs: Lemon Balm and Mint Macarons

“Here’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints…” William Shakespeare Traditional medical benefits of herbs have been used by herbalists and apothecaries throughout the centuries. Herbs do more than simply adding flavour and colour to dishes, their healing and restorative powers are pretty impressive too… Mint has got to be one of the most versatile herbs […]

A Tasty Affair: Chocolate Cheesecake

“It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavours when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.” Rocco DiSpirito Chocolate and cheese surely must be two of the most loved foods around the world… Who doesn’t love cheese or chocolate? But together? As weird as […]

An Edible Zoo for a Young Macaron Lover

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France A young person is an honest and cruel critic of all things person-made even if artistic… The same intensity that young hearts turn towards the God-created beauties of nature with, defines their opinion about the art made by their fellow […]

A Tasty Hero: Kossuth Crescent

“And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.” Lajos Kossuth Lajos Kossuth was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Hungarian Kingdom during the 1858-1849 revolution. He was an oral genius with extreme talent in […]

The Perfect White: Swiss Meringue Buttercream

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Coco Chanel The colour white is colour at its most complete and pure, the colour of perfection. The psychological meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness […]

Cupcake Dress for the Hungarian Somloi Galuska

“I’ve never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn’t fix.” Sarah Ockler One of Hungary’s best known delicacies is the decadent sweet dish known as somlói galuska (shom-loh-ee gah-loosh-kaw)…The name translates as “Somló dumpling” in English, Somló being a town near Lake Balaton, well-known for its wine. Calling the dessert a dumpling is a little […]

The Cake Business That is Worth Making Cheese for…

“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” Avery Aames Good cheesecakes are based on simple recipes… Although some might think it is a craft difficult to master, when the balance of soft cheese, eggs, sugar and a few flavourings is right, making cheesecake is a straightforward confectionery affair. Cheesecakes are technically baked cheesy custards on […]