Dobos torte

I think this cake is one of the national symbols of Hungary, Hungaricums, as we call them. Dobos torte is known everywhere in the word and as other well known specialities of Hungarian cuisine it has several recipe variations. For example a few months ago I found it in one of Mary Berry’s cake recipe books, her Baking Bible. She calls it a Doboz cake and she prepares it with whipped eggs, which I am sure is not from the original recipe. And what is more I read wonderingly that it is from Austria. Trust me, they are not the same country anymore. It is true we had been the part of Austrian Empire  for long time until in 1867 the House of Habsburg agreed to share power with the separate  and independent Hungarian government. Following this,  the Austro-Hungarian Empire existed for 51 years until 1918, after the end of Word War I, when it dissolved.DSC_0396 Continue reading

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Cake pops

The cake fashion moved beyond macarons and cupcakes. The new madness in a modern woman’s kitchen are cake pops. This dessert is simple to explain: it is a bit of cake on top of a stick. It’s easy to make,  you don’t need special knowledge or equipment. All you need to have is a keen love to decorate, and it’s a plus if you don’t mind being creative.

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