Hello again, everyone! For our virtual world travel activity this time, we visited the beautiful country of Hungary!
Below: Two very excited kids about to eat their first Hungarian dessert!
A few things we found out about Hungary:
Hungary is one of the oldest countries of Europe, and was originally part of the Celtic world, and then the Roman empire.
The capital of Hungary is Budapest
Rubik’s cube was invented in Hungary by a Hungarian engineer named Erno Rubik
It is bordered by 7 countries and has no coastline
We also laughed about this cute little joke:
Once there was a waiter who slipped on GREECE, dropped the TURKEY, and ended up breaking up all the CHINA. By the end, everyone still felt very HUNGARY!
Now on to the Hungarian dessert!
One of my teen daughters loves baking, especially new and scary recipes, so I let her choose and do it all by herself!
She chose Hungarian strawberry bars
(Side note: These eastern Europeans sure do know how to bake!)
Here are the ingredients:
First you’ve got the usual dry ingredients
And of course next comes the wet ingredients
Once it’s all mixed, you put it into a casserole dish, slather a whole lot of strawberry jam on top, and sprinkle with crushed walnuts (We didn’t have any, so we just used crushed pecans…shhhhhh!)
After that, make the dough and let it chill while the dessert is baking, and then lay it on top and bake again. Interesting technique! My daughter found it quite fascinating!
Here are 6 of the kids (the baker is on the right!) enjoying a movie and a new dessert from a faraway land they’ve never been to…YET!
Don’t forget to check out these other fun recipes and activities from other mommy bloggers, all about Hungary!