Amongst many other things, I am Judit Horvath, the baker. I bake. And I bake a little more. And if there is nothing to do – or too much to do – I bake even more. I don’t know why I love baking the way I do, but I can’t help it. With its sweet, warm fresh products, with its mouthwatering smells, with its always surprising outcomes and all, baking is like a little chunk of heaven on Earth. Fresh, home-made bakes are comforting, reassuring as if they cuddle you from the inside as you are eating them. They can be sexy, old-fashioned, strong, delicate, and those bakes feels like food that do want to make you safe and happy. Eat it warm from the oven, pack it modern and appealing, trasform it to a gift or let it be the ultimate comfort food. Baking has countless faces.
For me baking can represent my entire life: memories of my grandmothers, relationship to my parents, heritage of my childhood, future of my teaching, and giving the purpose to them all, it expresses my love towards my family, my husband. Baking is a timeless pleasure that connects the self to wherever and whoever one desires to be.
The greatest advantage is that once you start baking, you will never be bored or alone any more… “Serve good bread and butter before the meal and all will be well” said Marco Pierre White the Michelin Starred Chef. I believe that once you become a baker ALL WILL BE WELL.
Hi there Judit! I just nominated you for an award called Liebster. I nominated you because I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at those delicious creations 😉 You can visit my blog to learn more (http://sillystyle.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/some-blogs-i-like/)
Hello Dear Blogger Sillystyle,
thank you for the great honour, please send me your 11 questions!!! 😉
Love, Judit XXX
you can find all the steps and the 11 questions here:
I look forward to your answers 😀
Dear Lovely SillyStyle
Please see my special gift and accept it as my thank to you.
Lots of love,
Lovely post! You made it your own and showed us how much you love doing what you do 😉
Congrats once again!
Dear Mariel, it was my pleasure indeed…XXX
Great statement about not just the ‘Joy of Baking’ but why it is so good. Agree that their is nothing better than fresh baked bread (or anything made with care), but what I most liked about what you said was “baking can represent my entire life: memories of my grandmothers, relationship to my parents”. My grandmother and mother were great bakers, and nothing came close to the aroma created and the controlled chaos in watching them go at it…except the love I had watching and taking it all in.
Dear Judit, I so appreciate the follow and I look forward to reading your blog and trading baking adventures!
Thanks Rachel, let’s keep enjoying each other’s posts 😉
Thanks for following our blog!
Super nice blog and philosophy you got going on here…You were born to bake!
Thank you for the compliment, I love yours too, and I look forward to stealing you 25 years Mexican and kitchen baking experience 😉
Hi! Thanks for following! You’ve really got a true poetic way about your passion for baking. So inspiring! I as well look forward to more.
Hello Judit. Thanks so much for finding my blog, it’s been lovely to see what you’re doing in your kitchen! I struggle with yeasted bakes so I can tell that I’m going to gain a lot of knowledge from reading your posts. Thanks again for helping me find you! x
Dear Laura, it was my pleasure indeed, let’s continue reading each others blog, I look forward to seeing more..J.
Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Your bread and sweet treats look fantastic (I luv bread). Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure indeed, thank you for your kind words 😉
Thank you for the follow! I am loving all the breads and baked goods on your page! Looking forward to more posts 🙂
Thank you Ada, please keep visiting and check out what inspiration I get from you 🙂 J.
Hello Judit! Thank you for following my blog! Please note though that it moved to mediterranealicious.com. Hope to see you there too! So glad I found yours!Your recipes look so yummy!
Thank you for your kind comments! I look forward to read and entertain you in the future! J. XX
Hi Judit! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I always enjoy reading your blog posts 😀
Dear Ada, thank you very much, my answer post will soon follow 😉 J.
Ciao! I’ve nominated you for an award, but acceptance is purely optional. If you’re interested then please check out this post:
Thank you very much, I will answer in due course 😉 J.
Thank you for visiting today! You have a wonderful blog Judit! Lots of beautifully baking going on. 🙂
Thank you very much! J. XXX
Hi Judit, I just stumbled across your blog and have been browsing some of your fantastic recipes! I just wanted to post a quick comment to say how much I have enjoyed reading them and it is self taught bakers like you that really inspire me to become a better baker. I was 15 when I started my blog and I really enjoy baking and cooking recipes and then trying to be original and make them my own so I will be definitely be trying some of yours in the near future! I would really appreciate it if you could have a quick browse through my blog as I would really love your opinion due to the fact that I have very little blogging and baking experience and would love the opinion of a more experienced blogger. Thank you! 🙂
Dear Sarah, thank you very much for reading and for your kind comments. I have now started to follow you blog and I will do my best to be up-to-date with your work, giving my ideas to make you cute blog even better 😉 J. XXX
Thanks for following my blog. I’m glad to have discovered yours as well. 🙂 Ronit
Ronit, my pleasure indeed – both the reading and the entertaining 😉 J. XXX
Thanks for your visit Judit…it has led me to your lovely blog! Can’t wait to peruse your recipes. 🙂
🙂 Same here, thank you for reading and your kind comments. J. XXX
Really lovely post! I’ll gonna check the others as well!
heaps of happy faces
Thank you for visiting my site! J.XXX
An award for you at:
Participating is completely optional, so no pressure! Have a wonderful night!
I’m so pleased you’ve begun following my blog ‘My Yellow Farmhouse’! And I’m also so pleased that I now know about your wonderful blog – which I’m going to follow. What a fabulous blog – you could call it ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baking Bread. ; o )
Wow!! Love ur breads! Love ur photos! A Beautiful Blog altogether xx
Many thanks to you, please keep reading! J. XXX
Hi Judit! Thanks very much for following Island Vignettes. We share a love of baking, mine found more recently. You are right – one is no longer alone when baking. The feeling of turning of out the perfect bake after following a recipe is very therapeutic for me. Looking forward to more of your recipes – and I love how you give a neat little background before the recipe – it brings life to the writing!
Congratulations on your book! I’ll put it on my Xmas list…Take care hun. 🙂
Thanks a lot 😉 Did you get it for Christmas? Are you enjoying Budapest? If you are still there for a while (I am not right now) please visit us! J. XXX
Great to see some of your recipes in the Easter issue of Baking Heaven. And a joy to be in the same issue
Dear Philip, I have just received my copy in Hungary. Thank you for the lovely comment 😉 It is great to see your recipes too and although I am not a great baklava fan, your eclairs and scones seem true magic! J. XXXX
Please can you advise me about care of the starter liquid and the mother dough during the time you are not baking with them . I was so happy to see you featured in Gluten Free Christmas Heaven, not met before but will defo follow you now . Thanks in anticipation of someone being able to answer my question .
Hi dear. Thank you for following! In response to your question, I keep the starter in the fridge and feed it weekly. I use the discard in pancakes and pasta. Should you have any other questions, let me know. 😉 Judit XXX