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

Golden dumplings with sweet wine mousse

Hungarians are famous from their dumplings. We like them in soup, served with stew, hot or spicy, or even as a dessert. The method of making the dough is very similar each time, but the result is so versatile. The light texture of the golden dumpling is gently flattened first then stuffed with the perfume-like apricot jam, embraced with warm butter, rolled about in crunchy … Continue reading Golden dumplings with sweet wine mousse

Flourless chocolate coffee cake

I love it when a cake gives double the pleasure and half the calories. This chocolate coffee cake lets us enjoy its flavours without us having to think about tomorrow’s workout.The slices are weightless on our plate, no flour, just crumbling golden hazelnut. Ingredients: 200 g dark chocolate 150 g butter 1 tablespoon coffee 6 eggs 2/3 sugar 1 1/2 cups hazelnut meat zest of … Continue reading Flourless chocolate coffee cake

Orange Sachercake

The original Austrian-Hungarian cake is not just Vienna’s most famous dessert but my grandma’s favourite as well. Whist the traditional Sachertorte is usually made with apricot jam and served with whipped cream, I prefer to use orange marmalade in my version as it goes extremely well with the deep dark chocolate. Serving with creme fraiche or sour cream gives some edge to the cake. Ingredients: … Continue reading Orange Sachercake