Hungarian cream puffs – Képviselőfánk

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Hungarian cream puffs are so amazing and splendid, much better than profiteroles or éclairs; I always make them for Christmas. They are called képviselőfánk in Hungarian, which literally means “representative’s doughnut”. Officially the origin of képvislőfánk is wrapped in mystery, but according to a legend these cream puffs were served … More

Hungarian gingerbread biscuits – Mézes puszedli

Hungarian gingerbread biscuits

There are two things that dominate/determine the scent of Advent fairs: mulled wine and gingerbread. Those two spicy fragrances help you prepare for Christmas in a festive spirit.  In Hungary you can meet two kinds of gingerbread: one of them is mézeskalács that means the well-known, cutout and decorated gingerbread … More

Russian cream torte – Oroszkrém torta

Russian cream torte

The recipe of Russian cream torte appeared and was widepsread between the World Wars. Despite its name this torte has nothing to do with the Russians; it was invented by a Hungarian pastry chef, who worked at the Oroszi Kávéház (Russian Coffee House) in Budapest, so oroszkrém torta is a … More