Author: Eszter

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

This mousse cake is a light summer dessert. I usually use sour cherry for the fruity layer, however, I have also made the cake with blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, and those versions were delicious...

Lentil goulash

Lentil goulash

Goulash can be prepared in many ways. I have already shared the recipe of classic goulash and bean goulash, now it’s time to make you acquainted with lentil goulash. The common feature of goulash...

Layered swiss chard

Layered Swiss chard

Despite its name, red Swiss chard (mángold in Hungarian) did not originate in Switzerland, it’s native to the Mediterranean region. All chard varieties are descendants of the sea beet, and they were already cultivated...

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Currants are member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, they have long been cultivated in Europe. The berries grow in clusters on shrubs that thrive in northern climates with warm summers...

Kohlrabi stew - Karalábéfőzelék

Kohlrabi stew – Karalábéfőzelék

Kohlrabi belongs to the cabbage family, so if you enjoy cabbage, broccoli, and even Brussels sprouts, there’s a high chance you’ll also love kohlrabi. Kohlrabi’s taste and texture are similar to those of broccoli...

Reaper's soup - Kaszás leves

Reaper’s soup – Kaszás leves

Before the appearance of reaping machines crops were cut and collected by hand. Harvesting grains with a sickle or a scythe was a hard physical work, which required nourishing meals. Reaper’s soup (kaszás leves)...

Vanilla-coconut cake

Vanilla-coconut cake

This vanilla-coconut cake consists of a cake layer, which is made with egg whites, flour and coconut, and a vanilla custard enriched with coconut, butter and whipped cream. The baking time of the cake...

Pinto bean soup

Pinto bean soup

Pinto beans are affordable, easy to prepare and nutritious, in Hungary they are a commonly used ingredient in many savory dishes like simple pinto bean soup or Jókai bean soup. Pinto beans are highly...

Apple yeast pancakes

Apple yeast pancakes

In this recipe apples are not cut into rings, but they are diced and simply folded into a thick pancake batter, which contains yeast. The yeast creates a super fluffy pancake and also adds...

Sweet millet dumplings - Kölesgombóc

Sweet millet dumplings – Kölesgombóc

Millet (köles) was grown in the Kingdom of Hungary for centuries, it was an important food of everyday diet in the Middle Ages until its cultivation was pushed into the background by wheat and...

Green pea stew with milk and parsley

Green pea stew with milk and parsley

The value of peas is often underestimated, however, this naturally sweet legume is rich in essential vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin K, C and folate, and also loaded with manganese and fibre. In Hungary...

Wax bean stew

Wax bean stew

In Hungary wax beans or yellow beans are more popular than green beans, soup and stew (főzelék) are more often made with them. Wax beans do not contain chlorophyll, this is the reason why...

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