Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes

Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes
Chef Ilona Szabo Reveals The Secrets of Hungarian Cooking

Monday, December 7, 2009


This recipe is sooooo very delicious and one of my favorite bars – the tangy cranberries, make this very elegant.  They are also great topped with sweetened ice cream or a vanilla custard, but can be served hot or cold.

1 cup flour
1 ½ cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks sweet butter
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar

1 ½ cups sugar
1/8 tsp salt
¾ cups water
3 cups cranberries (frozen)
¾ cups raisins
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ tbsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350oF. Prepare 9”x9”X2” Glass pan by lining with parchment paper.

Oatmeal Crumble: In a large mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. First mix with a fork then with fingers for a more crumbly mixture. Spread 1/2 the mixture on bottom of the prepared baking dish and press down with fingers. 

Cranberry Filling: In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in water. Add cranberries and raisins.  Set over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn down heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool to lukewarm. Spread with ¾ of cooled cranberry mixture, and then sprinkle with remaining crumbly oatmeal mix. Save ¼ of cranberry spread to spoon over top of ice cream.

Bake at 350o F for approximately 35 minutes or until nicely browned.

Serving Suggestions: Serve slightly warm and spoon out large portions onto a shallow soup dish and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and or whipped cream and a bit more cranberry filling. Serves 6-9 as dessert. Serve completely cooled and cut in squares for cookies.  Makes 16 2” square cookies.

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Chapters - Kitchener, Ontario Taste & Sign

Chapters Taste & Sign 

"Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes" Cookbook

December 7, 2009

"Helen’s Hungarian Heritage Recipes" by Canada’s newest cookbook author, Clara M. Czegeny from Paris, Ontario, is a truly authentic collection of treasured Hungarian family recipes passed down through generations of the Szabo-Czegeny families. We SNAP'd Clara at a Taste & Sign event to promote the book at Chapters in Kitchener. 

Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes, is a collection of classic, cherished and treasured Hungarian family recipes handed down through the generations. You will never find a more unique, authentic cookbook.

Check out http://www.helenshungarianrecipes.com/

Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes TM


Taste & Sign - Chapters - Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Taste & Sign - "Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes ™©2005"

Friday November 13th, 2009 

Author Clara M. Czegeny was at Chapters Burlington on Friday November 13th, 2009 to introduce her new cookbook Helen’s Hungarian Heritage Recipes and serve up some tasty samples. The book is a collection of treasured Hungarian family recipes that have been lovingly passed down through generations of the Szabo-Czegeny families.

The new book will take you on a culinary journey through Hungarian Cuisine that is boldly brushed with paprika and wet your appetite for this subtle and complex cuisine with a melding of Germanic, Slavic, Tartar, and Turkish influences.


Clara encourages everyone to "Put a Little Paprika in Your Life"

Liaison Culinary School Boot Camp, Hamilton, Ontario

Liaison Culinary School Boot Camp

In late October the students of the Liaison College Boot Camp were in for a special treat. Famous Chef Ilona Szabo (Helen Irene Czegeny) stopped in to teach the students how to make Chicken Paprikas. Helen is famous for her Hungarian recipes and is doing a book tour this month. Visit her website at www.helenshungarianrecipes.com for dates and schedules. The Liaison College Bootcamp is starting a new season on January 27th 2010 with a 13 week culinary educational experience that will have you coooking like a pro. Have a look at their website for more information at www.liaisonhamilton.com

Chef Helen and lovely daughter Clara, co-authored these treasured Hungarian family recipes just in time for Helen's 80-th Birthday celebrations in Jan 2006.