Now to the topic of this post, a delicious buttery biscuit that’s in a class by itself. Not too sweet, but sweet enough to be considered a treat to serve with afternoon tea or coffee. I didn’t grow up with this biscuit, but it did remind me of sweet crunchy cookies that my Granny made in Shanghai. The Hungarian word for biscuit, roughly translated, is pogácsa, and there are two basic types: salty or sweet. But within each category huge variations exist. The recipe here is Vajas pogácsa, and what makes this biscuit so delicious is the butter. You must use a top quality brand, or it’s not worth bothering with. I use Strauss, with a butterfat content of 85%, but Plugra is an excellent choice, too.
with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author
Clafoutis, sometimes spelled clafouti, and pronounced cla-foo-tee, is a French dessert of sweet cherries baked in a custardy batter. It is served warm dusted with powdered sugar and is very easy to make. You don’t even have to pit the cherries! At least that’s what […]
My last post described how Portuguese Sweet Yeast Bread dough is shaped into rolls at the Kona Historical Society’s stone oven on Hawaii’s Big Island. Baker Lewis Draxlir and his wife, Carla, are masters at the task. The photo above shows the shaped rolls in […]
Every Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. visitors to the Kona Historical Society’s brick oven in Kealakekua on Hawaii’s Big Island can experience and participate in the baking of Portuguese Sweet Bread. It is a happy occasion bringing together people from all over the […]