Homemade baked tea

Homemade gifts are so fashionable (and inexpensive) – but full of personality and love.

In this recipe: fruit, sugar, spice, lemon, rum – or Tuzemak, in Czech and Slovak Republic :D .


  • 2 kg fruit – pears, apples, plums, apricots
  • 500 g caster sugar
  • spice of your choice (cinnamon, cloves)
  • 1 bigger lemon
  • rum (if needed, optional)

Preparation method

1. Remove stones and seeds from the washed fruit and cut into small cubes. Peel lemon and cut into pieces or squeeze the juice. Place all into deep baking tray, sprinkle with sugar and add spice. Mix thoroughly and place into the preheated oven. Bake at 170°C for about 35 minutes, stir occasionally. Take out of the oven and add rum. Fill small glasses with screw caps, turn up side down and leave to cool down.
2. Put 3-4 teaspoons of baked tea into a mug or glass and pour by boiling water. You will have tea of delicious taste. You can pour by cold water.

Recipe from: Catler


Lángos – Hungarian Fried Bread

 Lángos: Hungarian fried bread sometimes called Hungarian pizza, became part of the country’s cuisine centuries ago when it was introduced by the Turks during their occupation.Today it’s a favorite street and fair food and eaten as an appetizer or snack, usually simply, rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with salt. Some incorporate caraway seeds into the mashed potato-yeast dough.Variations are to serve langos with sour cream and dill or shredded Emmenthaler or Gruyere cheese, or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or confectioners’ sugar for a sweet version.


  • 1 large potato, boiled, peeled, mashed and kept warm
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast (same as rapid-rise or bread-machine yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half

Preparation method

  1. Place the ingredients in the order given, except the garlic, in a mixing bowl. Using the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients until well moistened.
  2. Switch to the dough hook and knead for 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.
  3. Separate dough into 4 portions, shape into a round and place on a lightly floured board. Cover and let rest 20 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 inch canola oil to 350 degrees. Flatten and stretch dough to about an 8-inch diameter. Make a slit in the center. This is traditional and also helps to keep the dough from puffing up in the middle and not frying properly. Fry one at a time about 2 minutes per side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve hot rubbed with garlic clove and sprinkled with salt. Variations include topping with sour cream and chopped dill or shredded Emmenthaler or Gruyere cheese. Or, for a sweet version, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe from: East European Food.about