HUNGARIAN CREPES- PALACSINTAS

Hello! How are you all doing? I know, these are the last days of summer… Let’s make them memorable!

So for a lazy and long weekend morning I’d suggest making these delicious crepes! They’re actually a bit filling, but after a light meal they’d be perfect as a dessert.

You will need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1,5 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter + for cooking crepes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt

First of all, melt the butter and let it cool. Grab a bowl and add the eggs, one-third of milk and whisk them. Add in the salt. Slowly whisk in the flour (make sure that there’re no clumps) then a bit of milk and again the flour until the batter is smooth.

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Whisk in the butter, the remaining milk and vanilla. Stir in the sugar.

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Whisk everything well.

Heat a small piece of butter in a pan.  Use a small ladle to add appropriate amount of the batter. Make sure that the layer is thin. Rotate the pan to coat the whole bottom of it. If there’s too much batter in the pan, you can pour it out (that’s how I do that, ha ha)

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Some of the batter will stick on the side of the pan. Cut it off if you want to.

Cook the first side until it’s lightly browned. Flip onto another side.

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Let it cook properly, remove from the pan and place the crepe on a clean plate. Repeat these steps with other crepes.

Now it’s time to serve these warm and sweet treats! Hungarians often serve palacsintas with orange or apricot jam (just spread the crepe with the jam, fold it or roll up) and dust them with some powdered sugar. Another popular filling is cocoa powder (sprinkle the powder all over the crepe and roll it up) or nutella (spread it on the palacsinta, roll up).

I just fold the crepes into triangles, cut come strawberries in quarters and finished the dish by pouring some vanilla sauce on top.

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Served palacsintas.

Looks pretty mouth watering, huh? It actually is! The crepes are crispy and sweet, a perfect treat to sweeten your day!

Thanks for reading and have a good day!

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MY TRIP TO HUNGARY. PART 2: HUNGARIAN CUISINE

Oh hello there lovely people! Since I’ve promised you to share my trip experience from Hungary, I’m going to do that right NOW!

So, yeah.

I’m certain that you all here know that Hungary is a country in Central Europe, which brings us to the idea- the climate is quite hot here! Yes, it actually is… Hot enough to grow spicy peppers, tomatoes and the sweetest melons. But as I’ve noticed, hungarians nearly don’t eat them at all… I mean not only these, but fruits and vegetables in general! It was a challenge for me because I’m a huge salad-lover! And I’m glad we’ve had an opportunity to buy some of these goodies at a local fresh food market.

Meat, stews, sausages and casseroles dominate in the hungarian cuisine. I really liked home made pasta called nokedli. It’s basically a kind of dumpling, which is irregularly shaped and (for me) has no specific taste served without gravy or meat. For the most famous dishes I would name goulash soup, chicken paprikash, langos (fried bread, often served with cheese or mayonnaise topping), lecso (vegetable stew),sour cherry soup and various salami. Perhaps hungarians have their own opinion…

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Paprika is often used for spiciness.

Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? I should point out Kürtőskalács- sweet chimney cake with crispy cinnamon-sugar layer (optional). The old good Wikipedia it’s  a Transylvanian specialty, famous as Hungary’s oldest pastry.

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Kürtőskalács

Also, Dobos torte (sponge cake layered with caramel and chocolate buttercream) and palacsinta (crepe) are popular desserts as well.

In Hungary there are many bakery stores because hungarian bread is often bought fresh every couple days by the people.

A small bakery store in a street of Budapest.

A small bakery store in a street of Budapest

So that’s about it. Of course, I didn’t name all the things, but maybe you want to note something? Please be free to open your mind the comments bellow!

Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend!

MY TRIP TO HUNGARY

Nice to see you! I’ve just got home yesterday and I can’t wait to tell you about my trip!

So as you can tell from the title I was travelling to Hungary. Not for the first time, but I had such a great time there!

To begin with, I’ve spent a day in the beautiful capital, Budapest.

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We had some free time there in the morning, so I just… Spend it shopping, visiting new places and, of course, cafes. For breakfast we’ve (I traveled with my family) chosen Starbucks, so there’s not a lot to tell you about. I mean if you have Starbucks near you, but there aren’t any in my country, so it was somewhat unusual.

Later that day we’ve seen some great street musicians (one played with hang) performances. I wish I could upload the video I made, but it’s quite long.

We also had a city tour in the evening. We visited the other shore Buda, which is often visited by tourists.

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After that, we’ve just jumped to the bus and went to a small city in the south-east called Békéscsaba, where we’ve spent the rest of our trip.

Not a lot to tell you about, except… The cuisine of Hungary! I will upload another post later on all about the cuisine, because what I’ve promised you? Recipes and comments will be shared with you guys! Seriously, I’m so impatient about that!

See you soon!

TRAVELLING… WHO DOESN’T LIKE IT?

Since I’ve said in my last post that travelling is one of the best inspiration, I’d like to… Take all of you with me! You might think that I’m crazy (as I’m sometimes), but what do you think about virtual-travelling?

It would look like this: I go somewhere/ learn new recipes & share them with you! Sounds great? I will try as hard as possible to do that!

For the first cuisine-journey I’m inviting you to… Wait until the next post! See you!

INTRO OR JUST A FRIENDLY GREETING

Hello there, my dear readers! As you probably noticed, it’s my first post in this blog. So I wanted you to meet me and , of course, this website.

To begin with, I created this blog for various reasons. Obviously, I love cooking and well-prepared food, which is one of the most important things in our lives. It’s something magical in that moment when you taste the food you like or made by that special person. As for food you’ve made for someone…

I hope that you all agree with me.

Also, travelling, meeting new people and cultures enriches you and your ‘cooking knowledge’. It is very important to avoid the kitchen routine.

I was expecting to tell you about things that would be in this blog… But how can you know what will be tomorrow, right? But I can promise you, that you are going to find out a lot of great recipes and tips simply and clearly!

Hope you’ll find this blog interesting and useful!

Have a good day!