Autumn Tangerine: Carrot bread

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery As leaves change from green to yellows, reds, browns and oranges to signal the arrival of autumn, the mood and taste of people often captures the season with  matching variation of culinary sensations. Orange is certainly one of the dominant colours, and […]

Chicken Stock Bread

“And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God.” Sherman Alexie Stock is usually one of those things that busy housewives don’t have time for at home, however, there are really easy methods for making a great one. Being the basis of many sauces or other dishes, chicken […]

A Healthy Beast: Wholemeal Tiger Bread

“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw   Tiger bread, also cold Dutch crunch and giraffe bread is the commercial name for a loaf of bread which has a unique mottled crust. Tiger bread originates from the Netherlands, where it is known as […]

A Magnificent Flatbread

“I put the kitch into kitchen.” Nigella Lawson People have been making flat breads for well over 6,000 years. The oldest baker’s oven in the world was known in Babylon in 4000 B.C. Flat bread was baked in hot ashes or on heated stone slabs in the old kingdom of Egypt as long ago as 2500 […]

Homemade Burger Buns

“Food history is as important as a baroque church. Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods. A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building.” Carlo Petrini   Tracing history back thousands of years, one can learn that even the ancient Egyptians ate ground meat, and down through the ages we also […]

Use Up the Leftovers this Pancake Day !

“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.” Julia Child Baking Heaven have kindly promoted some of my Pancake Day Recipes! Scotch Pancake Torte To make 6 pancakes, add the […]

Winter Health Boost: Evergreen Bread

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Bible, Genesis 1:29    Healthy herbs have long held an important place in human […]

Purity, Simplicity, Perfection: Overnight Sponge Bread

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates Being healthy, the idea of health-consciousness is a very modern and popular approach to eating and food preparation. There are millions of nutritionist, biologists, researchers and doctors who, after scrutinizing soil, crops, animals and nature, keep arriving to the ultimate solutions: avoiding the modern civilization […]

Back to Traditions: Dried Prune and Walnut Loaf

“Fruit falls when you shake the tree. You have to keep making things happen.” Brandi L. Bates Dried fruit and nuts were popular snacks in my grandparents’ younger life. Some people of the older generations, including my father-in-law, still posses the knowledge of building a small brick and mud oven to dry the fruit, however it […]

My Unique Hungarian-Transylvanian Bequest: Kürtőskalács also known as Chimney Cake

“Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.”  Jay Kesler Chimney Cake, Horn Cake, Hungarian Twister, Cozonac Secuiescust all refer to the unique twisted pastry, that is a […]