Last week I boiled a can of condensed milk for a few hours and it helped me make this wonderful looking thing. Medovnik, or honey cake, is a traditional Czech cake, with variations across other European countries.
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,…
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.
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.
This post is part of a series called ‘Brexit Baking’, where I bake my way around all 28 EU Member States.
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.
Bulgaria is one of the more recent EU member states, joining in 2007. This is also an interesting point in the project because it’s where I start to venture into a few countries-worth of unfamiliar territory.
Second week of Belgium, and this time we’re going for pastries. Incidentally I found out that Belgian buns have no relation to Belgium (in case you’re wondering why they weren’t chosen),
This week we’re venturing to the heart of the EU – Belgium, and more specifically, the city that has apparently taken all of the UK’s freedom to make choices, Brussels!