Sweet noodle cheesecake – Vargabéles

Vargabéles is a traditional Hungarian dessert which can be eaten as a main course as well. It”s very common in our cuisine that after a filling soup, such as goulash soup, we prefer to have something sweet that also substantial. The original recipe calls for only raisins but I think it’s simply beautiful using a few apricots too. Its best to eat hot, straight from … Continue reading Sweet noodle cheesecake – Vargabéles

Chicken with bacon and prune

It”s a simple recipe with only a few ingredients, perfect for busy weekdays. The juicy prunes keep the chicken moist inside, gently injecting all the fruity flavor while the smoked bacon seals the meat completely. Sometimes my father prepares the meat a day before and lets it mature in tomato sauce, just for the sake of extra aromas. Ingredients: 4 chicken breast fillet 10 smoked … Continue reading Chicken with bacon and prune

Layered savoy cabbage

Layered savoy cabbage is also a traditional Hungarian recipe which varies wildly in every household. I”d like to introduce my version that I learnt from my grandmother long, long time ago. It has such a great flavor that I can never resist having a second helping. The salty cabbage, the paprika mince and the mild rice go together extremely well, the creamy sour cream and … Continue reading Layered savoy cabbage

Green cream soup with meat dumplings

This creamy green soup is a great source for all vital minerals and vitamins. Perfect for summer as you can use fresh ingredients from your garden or your local market. The dumpling creates a beautiful balance on your palate with its mild flavours and soft texture. Offer some cold sour cream for your hot soup. Ingredients: 1 onion 200 g green peas 4-5 carrots 1celerystick … Continue reading Green cream soup with meat dumplings

Farfelle with chicken and courgette

I have to admit that my Mother is the best when it comes to pasta. This is the second recipe of hers that I’ve used. I remember the first time she made it for us. She used multi-colored fusilli that easily rolled around your plate and made the whole dish playful. I still can smell the garlic browning in the olive oil and the smoked … Continue reading Farfelle with chicken and courgette