Do you want a special and festive dinner? Roast a duck. Pineapple complements it beautifully both in terms of taste and visually.
Do you think mini quick breads are fun? I think so. They are perfect as gifts! The batter for this recipe is baked in three small loaf pans. You can have three gifts with one baking!
Taste of the tropics in the pancakes. Coconut, coconut milk, mango, and maybe lime syrup.
One of my favorite pastas is the traditional Hungarian cabbage pasta. In my childhood, I always ate it with sugar, but in these days sometimes I prefer the peppered version. I serve it as a second course after a hearty soup. It’s a perfect comfort food, especially on a rainy day.
“Have fun!” said my husband, as I headed to the precheck security line at SeaTac airport on a Thursday evening. I usually don’t fly alone, we like to have trips together, but this time I was going to have the weekend adventure on my own. It started immediately: I was pulled aside for a random check of my carry-ons, mainly my electronics. The tools of the trade. Everything was all right.
The recipe that follows is the way my mother used to prepare potato salad with mayonnaise and sour cream. It’s my favorite salad.
The signs were all there for some time: The article I read about them, their tasty baguette, which I bought in the Little Lago Grocer close to my school, and the crispy but not too buttery chocolate croissant – hiding bittersweet Valrhona chocolate – I ate from the selection of their morning pastries a friend of mine brought to a school meeting one day.
This is a tart which won’t disappoint you! Every time I baked it – whether for ourselves or for our friends – it was received with great enthusiasm. I adapted the recipe from Mai magyar konyha by Tamás Bereznay (the title translates into English, word-by-word, as Today’s Hungarian Cuisine).
After a short break in baking and blogging, I’m back in the kitchen, and sharing a recipe on this blog. Today’s morning treat is a simple scone served with my favorite jam from Emily Luchetti’s The Fearless Baker.
My trusted source for something delicious is definitely Anna Jones’s brilliant book, A modern way to eat. This time I chose a cake/bread that celebrates her favorite ingredient: coconut.
Earlier on this blog, in the introduction of my cauliflower soup recipe, I mentioned that once I read advice about not cooking soup for a big crowd because it would generate too many (extra) dishes that would need to be cleaned. A few weeks ago, I purposely went against this advice because I wanted a soup as the first course for the lunch that Steve and I were hosting for my lovely mother-in-law’s 88th birthday.
By now, you might have noticed that I quite often cook and bake from Hungarian cookbooks. Many recipes from these books I’ve used multiple times, since some of these books I’ve had for a long time. However, today I am presenting a recipe from Sütemény és torta by Mari Lajos that’s new for me. This is the first time I baked these little sandwich cookies. Half of the cookies have light color, half of them are dark from added cocoa powder.