Esterházy torte – nut dacquoise layer cake

Esterhazy torte - daquoise layer cake

Esterházy cake is a dacquoise layer torte originating in Budapest in the late 1800s. It was created (as many famous/regional speciality cakes are) by a confectioner keen to impress one of the great houses of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire and one of its members in particular, Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha. Its longevity as… Continue reading Esterházy torte – nut dacquoise layer cake

Paris-Brest with passionfruit crème diplomate

Paris-Brest choux

This Paris-Brest choux is another Daring Bakers' challenge. I have made Paris-Brest before on a few occasions and to follow the original recipe is to produce one large ring-shaped choux filled, decorated simply with toasted, flaked almonds and filled with crème mousseline. It's typically large enough that it can be sliced to serve a number… Continue reading Paris-Brest with passionfruit crème diplomate

Chimney cake

Another Daring Bakers challenge - thanks to Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen. Chimney cake (its anglicised name) or Kürtőskalács is a brioche/enriched dough treat from Hungary and Romania. It's name reflects the shape, caused by coiling dough round a wooden cylinder and baking the whole thing together. This cake is a legacy of medieval… Continue reading Chimney cake

Apricot, apple and almond Chelsea Buns

Apricot, almond and apple Chelsea buns

I was just thinking I hadn't made an enriched dough recipe for a while... Background/history of the recipe Chelsea Buns are a specific version of a traditional, rolled enriched and sweetened bread. Unusually for a bread, their origins are actually known, as they were invented at the Chelsea Bun House in London, probably in the… Continue reading Apricot, apple and almond Chelsea Buns