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Inhaltsangabe: The people of Budapest and Vienna love to indulge in desserts, and usually accompany this with a coffee latte or a murderously strong espresso. This gave rise to a huge number of coffee houses and patisseries, where Tomi first acquired his taste for both. This collection. however, is largely based on the home cook's recipes which aim at satisfying the family's desire to have these glorious tastes available without the trouble and expense of going out, and it is also extended to include some simple and popular rising dough and pasta based dishes that you would never find in a patisserie. It is not intended to compete with those of the famous and well-known chefs, only to lead you to appreciate the sophistication and variation as well as the amazing range of sweet food available, largely outside of the Anglo-Saxon experience. Some years ago, Tomi remembered that among the items he inherited, there was a set of recipe books from his grandmother. Looking at these brought up many memories of favourite tastes, the secrets of the housewives of those days. He decided to start experimenting with baking, and was reasonably successful. Starting with practically no baking skills, but remembering how these cakes looked, after reading the first one he vividly recalled watching his Granny in their kitchen in Budapest preparing for the weekend. The kitchen was the one and only place when he came home from school to sit down and do homework, and occasionally Granny would ask him to 'do a little stirring' for one of her cakes, while she was getting on with other chores. This book would like to encourage you to try to generate these desserts, without concern about your level of expertise or how it is going to look in the end. To assist your attempts, the pages are sprinkled liberally with photos taken during the ‘experiments’, and expand on some of the techniques when they first arise. The photos mentioned are Tomi’s own, taken at a time when he was elbow-deep sometimes in flour and butter, or rushing between kitchen table and oven. They're not intended to compete with the professional variety, but show the various stages of progress so that you can check for yourself how you are doing. Many of his childhood memories came back to him while going through these recipes about a by-gone age in a little known country. You will find, interspersed with the recipes, some snippets he gathered during his Granny’s afternoon knitting, darning and gossiping sessions regularly held at their home. There are also included some illustrations of the environment at a typical Budapest home, and in the coffee houses, to entertain you during your enterprise. Enjoy the process and the final results!
About the Author: Tomi is a professional engineer educated in Hungary up until 1956 and in the UK after leaving Budapest in the political turmoil and fighting of that year. In his student years he learned to cater for himself, and gained a reputation among his friends for coming up with unusual tastes and treats. After gaining his qualifications he worked for a multinational chemical company and, retiring in 1998, then became a specialist laboratory consultant. His experience in the chemical field supplemented his cooking skills, as he always enjoyed creating and eating delicious desserts (primarily for his family and their guests). After all, blending powders with liquids and solids is part of chemical technology! He inherited his Grandmother’s recipe books, and while translating these recipes from the Hungarian and German in which they were written and baking them himself, Tomi Komoly recalled vividly the environment in which his Granny produced her baking. He has interspersed the recipes with recollections, stories and pictures which set the scene enabling the reader to visualise a talented ‘ideal Granny’ and the challenging times in which she lived. He was also invited a few years ago to participate in a UKTV program, which featured food cooked in the UK originating from various parts of the world. His gulyás (goulash in common parlance) recipe was produced for the screen by the well-known chef Paul Rankin.
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