Esterházy torta

Eszterházy torta / Eszterházy cake

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections. This Hungarian cake was invented in the 19th century by unknown confectioner(s). It’s only a presumption that the torta was named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy … More

Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

Wasp nest / Darázsfészek

Fortunately this wasp nest has nothing to do with those angry insects, darázsfészek in this case means yeast pastry rolls with creamed butter and/or ground walnuts. These walnut “snails” are generally served as a dessert after thick, filling soups. You can decide if you spread the dough only with soft … More

Ischler cookies – as we like it in Hungary

Ischler cookies

Ischler is an Austrian confection, named after the famous spa town Bad Ischl that Franz Joseph I of Austria chose for his summer residence. Bad Ischl lies in the southern part of Upper Austria, in the centre of the Salzkammergut region. One of the town’s sights is the Zauner Confectionery, … More