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 […]

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 […]

Bread and Better: Breakfast Brioche Bun

“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.” Amit Kalantri Yeasted breads and pastries made with enriched dough can be found all over the world. In the bread world, the term “enriched” means that these doughs are made with all the good stuff: milk, butter, eggs and […]

Loving… Day&Night Cupcakes

“It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.” Stephen King Love is – at the same time – obviously natural and undeniably difficult. Just as a baked good, similar to a cupcake, human relationships have a complex mixture of ingredients that might seem simple to source for one but prove […]

The Scent of Christmas Love: Traditional (Honey) Gingerbread

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” Victor Hugo   Gingerbread is an ancient tradition that is still flourishing in many European countries. The oldest gingerbread molds found in Hungary were made more than two thousand years ago, and today’s tradition of gingerbread goes back all those years. In the beginning, the […]