Month: August 2012

Cookies

Cookies originated in ancient Egypt where they were actually loaves, round, flat, and unleavened, baked on a hot stone. Their evolution to what cookies are today was possible over the centuries, thanks to the development of technology and the diversification of ingredients. The Egyptian discovery and the use of natural yeast helped to overcome the […]

Dobos Cake

Prepared after a recipe invented by confectioner J√≥zsef Dobos Carl (1847-1924), one of the famous confectioners of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this cake, with many layers and caramel, was presented with all due pomp at the National Exhibition in Budapest in 1885, where it had a great success. Kept in secret for over 20 years, despite […]

Wedding Cake History

Wedding cake history begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. He struggled to combine Greek with Oriental traditions and the most important event when this wedding cake made its first appearance was the grand wedding ceremony held in Babylon, in which over 10,000 Macedonians and Greeks soldiers married women from the Orient. So called […]