The Crescent:Simple Joy of the Baker and the Confectioner

“…tasting a piece of bread that someone bought is like looking at that person, but tasting a piece of bread that they baked is like looking out of their eyes.” Diana Abu-Jaber Home-baked products are always welcome at a family or company meal. Traditional crescent rolls are easy to make at home. Classic crescent rolls are […]

A Healthy Beast: Wholemeal Tiger Bread

“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw   Tiger bread, also cold Dutch crunch and giraffe bread is the commercial name for a loaf of bread which has a unique mottled crust. Tiger bread originates from the Netherlands, where it is known as […]

A Magnificent Flatbread

“I put the kitch into kitchen.” Nigella Lawson People have been making flat breads for well over 6,000 years. The oldest baker’s oven in the world was known in Babylon in 4000 B.C. Flat bread was baked in hot ashes or on heated stone slabs in the old kingdom of Egypt as long ago as 2500 […]

Homemade Burger Buns

“Food history is as important as a baroque church. Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods. A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building.” Carlo Petrini   Tracing history back thousands of years, one can learn that even the ancient Egyptians ate ground meat, and down through the ages we also […]

Ready for a Spring Picnic: Crunchy Crusted Soft Ciabatta

“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable sate of mind.” DeeDee Stovel      A picnic is a a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before […]

Winter Health Boost: Evergreen Bread

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Bible, Genesis 1:29    Healthy herbs have long held an important place in human […]

Purity, Simplicity, Perfection: Overnight Sponge Bread

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates Being healthy, the idea of health-consciousness is a very modern and popular approach to eating and food preparation. There are millions of nutritionist, biologists, researchers and doctors who, after scrutinizing soil, crops, animals and nature, keep arriving to the ultimate solutions: avoiding the modern civilization […]

Back to Traditions: Dried Prune and Walnut Loaf

“Fruit falls when you shake the tree. You have to keep making things happen.” Brandi L. Bates Dried fruit and nuts were popular snacks in my grandparents’ younger life. Some people of the older generations, including my father-in-law, still posses the knowledge of building a small brick and mud oven to dry the fruit, however it […]

My Unique Hungarian-Transylvanian Bequest: Kürtőskalács also known as Chimney Cake

“Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.”  Jay Kesler Chimney Cake, Horn Cake, Hungarian Twister, Cozonac Secuiescust all refer to the unique twisted pastry, that is a […]

Sunshine Award – Hot and Golden Sunshine Bread

I am extremely delighted to have received the award from Not So Creative Cook. Receiving the award inspired me to rethink my blogging year and bake a fiery, warm, golden sunshine filled and coloured bread to honour fellow bakers and makers. The bread is a usual dough divided in two parts, a flavoured inside being wrapped in […]