Thursday, August 13, 2015

F1 Foods: Hungary Round-Up and the next challenge: Belgium

The Grand Prix races have been a little further apart recently so it was back in July that I launched the latest challenge, to cook something related to the Hungarian host of the Formula 1 race. Perhaps not the easiest of countries to choose particularly for UK entrants, as the only Hungarian meal I had heard of before was goulash. Surprisingly, nobody entered goulash in the challenge!
First we had these Gerbeaud Slices from Suelle at Mainly Baking. The recipe originated from the House of Gerbeaud in Budapest; these are slices filled with walnut and apricot jam and chocolate on top and look wonderful - I can't believe I've never heard of them before!
Kohlrabi soup is something I've heard of but I didn't know how to make it or even really what a kohlrabi was - it seems to be somewhere between a cabbage and a turnip. This recipe from Jane at Onions and Paper looks very easy to make, and very warming for a cold winter's (or August!) day. 
I made Langos, which we ate on holiday in Vienna; they are popular in Austria but from what I read online, actually a Hungarian recipe. They are basically a kind of pillowy dough that is deep fried and served with sour cream and grated cheese – delicious! Quite filling but I think a small one of these would be a nice alternative side with a cooked breakfast. I think they would be quite nice served sweet with chocolate and icing sugar too!
Finally we had Szilvas Pite - not only do I not know what this is, I don't know how to pronounce it! Elizabeth at the Law Students' Cookbook has enlightened me: it's plum cake. It uses Greek yogurt and almond extract; Elizabeth said the plums sunk a little but it looks pretty good to me.
The next Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in Belgium on August 21-23. I’m opening the linky now and you will have until Friday 28th to submit your entries.


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