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Entries in hungary (2)

Monday
Jul162012

Sweet: More Hungarian Cakes to Love

 

Who doesn't love a delicious European cake?

Don't answer that, because it's rhetorical. Everyone loves a delicious European cake. And recently, I received a message from a CakeSpy reader in Hungary who approved of the fact that I had already mentioned several Hungarian cakes on the site over the years, and was eager to introduce me to some more. I was happy to make the acquaintance, and I'd like to introduce you to the cakes, too.

Here's the message I received: Love your long list of famous cakes,especially,because you have named 3 of my favourite hungarian desserts (Dobos torta, Zsrebó and Gundel palacsinta). As I'm Hungarian, myself I feel well proud of our culinary cake culture. If you want to extend your list,here is a couple of more famous cakes:

 

Eszterházy szelet (Esterhazy slice)-named after a wealthy hungarian family which was a big supporter of art and gastronomy. Layers of walnut pastry filled with cream,and covered with a fondant layer with feather motives.Yum!

 

Somlói galuska (Sholmoy Dumpling)--initially knoked up by Karoly Gollerits- the head waiter from Gundel Restaurant-as he  was in an urgent need for a dessert,and only found:vanilla sponge,nuts,choclate sauce and cream-his quick fix since then become a staple desserts for everey hungarian patisserie.

For more sweetness, check out Gyopar's website: www.sweetpassion.vpweb.co.uk

Monday
Jun292009

CakeSpy Undercover: A Sampling of Sweets from Budapest

Retes, from Hungary, c/o Diane
A few months ago, CakeSpy buddy (and very talented textiles designer) Diane Kappa made a big move: from Seattle to Budapest. Now that's she's had some time to settle and get to know her surroundings, it's time to dig into the bakery scene in Hungary. What has she been enjoying? Here are some of her favorite sweet treats so far:

The first thing I think of is called a csoko csiga (chocolate snail) It is not really a snail. It is in the shape of a snail and is absolutely delicious! And the funny thing is you can buy them in the subway station. They are about $1 and taste so delightful! Not too sweet but heavy on the cocoa taste.

And you can not forget Retes! It is so tasty!!! You can buy them savory or sweet. Sour cherry, turo (like cottage cheese but drier), apple are my favorite. You can also buy them with cabbage. I attached a photo of an apple retes (top picture)! The photo was taken at a “cukrászda” (sweet shop) called “Lukas” Here are some photos from Lukas:


Lukas, Budapest
Cakes from Hungary
All I can say is, like whoa. Wouldn't you love to be in Budapest right now?


Want more? You can stay updated on Diane's sweet adventures via her blog; while you're spending time on the internet (you junkie!), why not also check out her shop and portfolio?

 

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