This week we venture to the Czech Republic, where I have found myself relying a little too heavily on the questionable products of Google Translate. I thought the most accurate recipes would be in Czech, and so I found a couple of recipes, but the problems started when I turned them into English. So this week, I’ve made “best bloated cakes” with “water filler”, more commonly known as koláče. Continue reading “Czech Republic – Koláče”
Week two of Cyprus. I was pretty intimidated by the idea of making this. Baklava was Cyprus’ choice of national dish in Cafe Europe, and it seemed only fair to try it for myself, especially as it was Europe Day last week. Continue reading “Cyprus – Baklava”
Country 5/28, it’s Cyprus! Birthplace of Aphrodite, my favourite cheese, halloumi, and the oldest known pet cat, which was buried with its owner around 9,500 years ago. Continue reading “Cyprus – Kalo Prama”
This was something of an undertaking. It seems I’ve made a lot of extravagant layer cakes so far in this project (or was it just one? They seem like many now…), and this one was certainly that.
This week we reach Croatia – the most recent member of the EU, joining in 2013. Croatia is the home of the dalmatian, Nikolai Tesla and neckties, as well as being the place where the world’s longest strudel was baked (1,479.38 metres, if you’re interested).
Week two of Bulgaria – garash cake! A typical cake served in cafes and restaurants in Bulgaria, that is surprisingly difficult to find any history about. Continue reading “Bulgaria – Garash Cake”