Hungary: Dobostorte

And we’re back! A lot quicker this week than last week! Hungary!! I tried to think of some stereotypical Hungarian things that might be commonly known outside of Hungary- like leprechauns or Guinness for Ireland, chocolate for Switzerland, Yorkshire tea (or just tea in general) for England, ancient Roman ruins or pasta (“Mamamia, that’s a…

Croatia: Čupavci

Ok wow, hi, I’m like super late in posting this,, sorry for the delay! These past few weeks at my job has been CRAY and I’ve been low on motivation. But I’m making myself sit down and do this before I totally forget about this one. Soooo CROATIA!! So I’m actually cheating a little bit….

Italy: Sfogliatella Ricca

Welp. This was the first recipe on this adventure that I pretty much failed at on the first try. My first attempt was less than satisfactory, so I made it a second time. And they’re still not correct, they’re a bit closer! Oh, Italy. Italia. *sigh* What a great place. I had the privilege of spending…

Switzerland: Berner Mandelkranz

Switzerland!!! What a beautiful little country! I had the pleasure of spending a short time there with my bff as we traveled to a few countries in Europe, and I wish we had more time there! SO PRETTY!! We flew into Geneva, traveled to Bern and then to Zurich, making quick visits to Emmental and…

Austria: Kardinalschnitten

Austria! One place I definitely would love to visit one day! A land of beautiful scenery, silky chocolate, and the Sound of Music!! haha. And also delicious baked goods. Let’s do our Austrian current events! -Since the 2016 Summer Olympics are happening right now in Rio, I thought I’d give an update on how Austria…

Czech Republic/Slovakia: Malovana Rolada

Czech Republic and Slovakia! I decided to do them both together since it wasn’t too long ago that these two countries split into their current respective territories. From what I understand, “Malovana Rolada” pretty much means “painted roll.” I had a small selection of other Czech/Slovakian recipe options to try, but as soon as I…

Poland: Povitica

Polaaaaand!! Once again, I am shown how little I know about most European countries, as I make my way through another one that I know very little about. Here is the extent of my knowledge/experiences having to do with Poland: ->Auschwitz, and other very sad Holocaust history 😦 ->I interviewed and staged at a Polish…

Finland: Karjalanpiirakka

Finishing off the last country in Scandinavia with some Finnish food! Ok. “Piirakka” in Finnish means pie. And approximately 0% of these pies are healthy. Which means, by default, they’re going to be delicious. I went for a savory thing this time, instead of something sweet like I have been doing. Also, these are apparently super Finnish,…

Sweden: Prinsesstårta

Um, yeah hi, this Prinsesstarta is what dreams are made of. That’s all that really needs to be said for this cake. I had two pieces instead of dinner, and I don’t regret it. …ok maybe I regret it a little bit. But not too much. So I live in a part of Chicago where…

Norway: Skolleboller

Making my way right on through Scandinavia, we come to Norway! What are some things that come to mind when I think of Norway? Norwegian Ridgebacks…Vikings…Maybe the little Norway guy from the Skandinavia & The World comics… anyone else read  SatW?? …No?…okay…(it’s hilarious) Ok well I don’t know much about Norway, but its another country, like…

Denmark: Hindbærsnitter

To Denmark! The obvious choice of a baked good to make for Denmark would be a danish, but I apparently decided I was too good for danishes and decided to make Hindbærsnitter instead…a thing I don’t even know how to pronounce! But it looks good and is apparently pretty common in Denmark! At first glance they…

Germany: Franzbrötchen

Next, we come to another European great, the wonderful Deutschland!! Germany is another place I’ve been in my travels, once to Heidelberg and Münster-Sarmsheim, and the other time to Hamburg, with a brief stop in Lüneburg. I remember being boggled at the sheer length of some German words which, in my brother’s words “defy the laws…