Category: Desserts

Fedák Cake – In memory of a great actress

This cake cherishes the memory of Sári Fedák (1879-1955), one of the best known and most successful Hungarian actresses. She was one the greatest operetta prima donnas of the Hungarian theatre in the 20th...

Home-made Sweet Chestnut Puree

Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) belongs to the family of beech species and it’s unrelated to water and horse chestnut. Originally native to South-Eastern Europe and it has been grown since ancient times. The Romans...

Quince Paste

Quince is one of the most divisive fruits: you love or hate it, but you can’t be indifferent to it. 40-50 types of quince trees are grown worlwide, 10-15 types are well-known in Hungary,...

Kugler Cake

As I mentioned in the previous post, Henrik Kugler was the renowned confectioner of Budapest in the 19th century. The cream of the Hungarian aristocracy, as well as artists, writers spent the afternoons in...

Zserbó

Zserbó / Gerbeaud Slice

Gerbeaud slice is named after the world-famous confectionery, Café Gerbeaud, which is situated at Vörösmarty square 7 in Budapest. It’s one of the greatest and most traditional café-confectioneries in Europe. The legend of Gerbeaud...