Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Somlói Galuska

  • 20 Jul 2010 1:00 AM
Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Somlói Galuska
"Somlói Galuska (pronounced as: "SHOM-LO-I GAL-OOSH-KAH") is a popular and well known Hungarian dessert. It is made by layering chocolate and vanilla sponge cake with vanilla custard, raisins, walnuts, chocolate sauce, rum and a generous topping of whipped cream.

My somlói recipe is a very special and funny one. I made it in only one case :) Well, once the sponge cake I made was unsuccessful, then I added it to some grained walnut, some chocolate and vanilla cream, raisins and rum and I served it with whipped cream. Maybe it's not an authentic Somlói recipe, but the result is just as delicious, so try it! But if you don't want to prepare it by yourself, you can also taste those made by one of the Hungarian confectioners.

According to the legend our Somlói galuska got the name from a Hungarian master confectioner's wife who was born in Somló region. This dessert was created at first for her by his husband.

Somló region is the smallest wine region of Hungary, but it has excellent white wines. Somló hill is located in the Western part of Hungary, 100 km from the Alps of Austria and 40 km from Balaton which is the largest lake in Europe. The history of wine-growing in the region dates back to the Roman empire, some 2000 years ago.

The Somlói Juhfark (Somló Sheep's tail) is the most famous wine of Somló Hill, and a favourite of gourmets. Harvested late and a relatively sensitive type of wine, it is full of passion, character, masculine, elegant and with a high level of extract. In good vintages, it stands out with its moderate acidity and excellent quality. Fermented in wooden casks, the wine absorbs a unique and harmonious background fragrance from the wood."

Source: hungarystartshere.com

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