Torta di Pane – Stale Bread Cake

I love bread, good bread I mean, but not always I can eat it all 🙂 not a problem, we always do breadcrumbs that we always need in the kitchen, but this is another good way to use old stale bread 🙂 actually it’s not a recipe, it’s one of those things that people in…

Százrétű Kalács (a Type of Hungarian Layer Cake)

This is a Hungarian recipe that I was thinking to try since a while, and finally today I decided to do it. It’s a recipe I discovered on a Hungarian cookbook and on Youtube, made by one of the most famous food writers/TV conductors in Hungary (Borbás Marcsi), and probably my favorite because she is…

Kringel

This is a very good cake typical of the Scandinavian area, but also Estonia and also some other countries. From all the recipes I saw, this seems to be more the Estonian version. But there are various versions, also with dried fruits or raisins for example. It has a very old origin, dating back centuries…

Dresdner Christstollen

Christmas season was coming again, and this year I decided to prepare a Stollen, the typical German sweet for these feasts 🙂 It is a fruit bread that originated in Dresden, and it has a long history, and like most of the recipes with long history it has changed during the years. At the beginning…

Cake with Ricotta and Lemon

This is a cake that is very easy to make, very fast, but it has an amazing flavor, and a very nice freshness given by the lemon. It’s not the usual soft spongy cake, but it’s more compact and wet. You can choose the ricotta you prefer (cow, sheep or buffalo), what’s important is to…

Kakaòs Csiga – Hungarian Rolled Pastry, with Cocoa

If you have been in Hungary for sure you have seen this very good sweet 🙂 It’s everywhere, it’s definitely one of the most common pastries here, and if it’s well done it’s really good, and it has nothing to envy to a croissant 🙂 actually there are 2 types of csiga: the one with…

How to Make the Perfect Hot Chocolate :)

Why to make a post about hot chocolate? Yes, it’s a good question, in effect it’s supposed to be a quite easy thing, but if I look around there are really few places making a real good hot chocolate (I repeat: hot chocolate, not simply milk with cocoa), too many places are making unpleasant “hot…

Schwarzplententorte – Buckwheat Cake with Jam

This is a traditional “mountain cake” recipe typical of Südtirol, the northern area of Trentino Alto Adige region, in Italy. “Schwarzplententorte” is the name used in the German speaking villages (schwarzplentenmehl means buckwheat in the local German dialects, other German names for this flour are buchweizenmehl or hadnmehl), but in the villages where people speak…