Pastry M.B.A.H.

I personally do not like overly sweet anything, except maybe jelly beans. I like to think of pastry as a meal that’s a little on the sweet side, easy for breakfast or brunch/lunch.
This brings me today, to three basic directions in my Pastry M.B.A.H.
(Pastry made by a Hungarian)

Hungarian White Bread

A tökéletes fehérkenyér / The perfect white bread How miraculously I managed to make perfect white bread after translating impossible HUngarian For the Sponge1 1/8 cup water1 3/4 cup bread flour4 tsp dry yeast1 tbs cooking oil (wesson light flavorless) Mixed the sponge in small bowl, and covered with plastic. It rose faster than I…

Beaver Dam Pepper

I feel a kinship to a Hungarian Pepper that survived and flourished into a “naturalized American” much like myself.   When you take a bite, you get the other flavors first, and then the heat kicks in,

SÁRGABABFŐZELÉK or Wax Bean Stew

This is one of my favorite meals. Growing up I ate a lot of Fozelek which translates to “cooked  down” which would translate to “comfort food”.  If there is a large harvest of anything, too much to eat or is the type of vegetable that won’t keep well in the cellar, then “fozni le kell”  which means…

Pickled Radishes

Today was another hot day, I painted wood for the pergola over the deck, Ken began to install the beams. He dug and placed all the 4×4’s for the corners yesterday and while the paint was drying I repotted tomatoes. Chickens ran freely in the courtyard loving their time in the sun and foraging to…

Radishes

I love radishes, sweet, crunchy, juicy radishes, love them with sandwiches, boiled eggs, slivered onto salads, almost anything! They’re so fresh and pretty. I’m not crazy about the spicier ones, the sweeter they are the better.  This year we are testing a few varieties of radishes. These are Lady Slipper and Cherry Belle. Both are…

Mahogany, A Rhode Island Red Hen

Meet Mahogany, she is our first Rhode Island Red and our very first egg layer, averaging one brown egg every day. Little Mahogany was picked on, so we bought  two more reds to keep her company but they were not friendly to her either. She is such a docile little hen, lowest in rank of…