Mama diós3

walnut biscuits

I remember helping Gran mixing the eggs and sugar for this recipe:  sitting on the kitchen chair with a big bowl on my lap, a wooden spoon in…

BudapestCake1

budapest cake

  Based on Maida Heatter’s Budapest Coffee Cake from from her Book of Great Desserts with a few changes. Filling: 100g dark brown sugar 1tbsp cinnamon 1tbsp cocoa…

Classic fruit cake 04

birthday fruit cake

This was a special request bake for the good man’s birthday.  Based on the brilliant Anna Olson’s recipe, with a few changes, it makes two cakes, which is handy…

Beigli05

beigli

The traditional Hungarian walnut and poppy seed rolls for Christmas. rising and proving time: 2 hours oven temperature: 200˚C/gas 6 cooking time: 25-30 mins makes: 4 rolls, two…

Garlic square

elephant garlic

membrillo cake

membrillo memories

It’s membrillo cake time again.  I am baking it for the second time.  It brought back floods of memories from the time when I was little and naive…

Quince cheese R

quince cheese

This is quince cheese or membrillo in Spanish.  Here is how I made it. Take  as many quinces as you have at hand (I only had a couple)….

parkin2

parkin

The oaty ginger cake from Yorkshire, traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night.  It’s dense and comforting, goes down well with a cup of coffee or tea on any…

Pumpkin muffins

butternut squash muffins

I have to admit that I have a slight obsession with butternut squash.  Anything savoury or sweet made with the perky orange flesh will find its way onto…

Bozsi

bözsi

Grandma’s walnut and almond tart.  Recipe translation coming soon.