Seasonal Taste-Sensation of the Summer: Spicy-Herby Apricot and Walnut Macarons

“Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.” Frances Mayes Apricots are true treats of the summer season. The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often […]

Free From Bread and Better: Glutenfree Sourdough

Where there’s a mill there’s a way… Old proverb When most people think “gluten-free”, they think that quality bread is no longer an option. The Free From Fruit Yeast Sourdough is a recipe method I developed when I learned that I had multiple food allergies: gluten, dairy and soy. I was also a little sensitive […]

Red Summer Romance: Berry Field Cocoa Gateau with Mint and Cream Cheese

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. …Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire…” Mary Hogan I do accept that may […]

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 […]