DUNAHARASZTI, Hungary (Reuters) – Confectioner Zsolt Karl has made a particular cake he calls “a chunk of Heaven” utilizing dried fruits talked about within the Bible and hopes Pope Francis will style his creation throughout his go to to Hungary this Sunday.
Pope Francis is because of arrive in primarily Roman Catholic Hungary on Sunday to have fun a Mass in Budapest’s historic Heroes’ Square. Then he’ll head on to Slovakia the identical day for a go to culminating in a open-air Mass on the Sastin pilgrimage website in western Slovakia on Sept. 15.
Karl, who runs his cake store within the small city of Dunaharaszti, south of Budapest, received a nationwide competitors for the cake, which he served for the primary time at a Eucharistic Congress in Budapest this week.
“I cooked a sugar syrup with cinnamon and honey, and I put the diced dried fruits in it,” he mentioned.
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“We experimented with the proportions of the dried fruits in order that when one eats the cake one feels completely different tastes in each 5-10 seconds.”
Under the situations of the competition the cake needed to be easy, final lengthy with out cooling and be made utilizing elements contained within the Bible comparable to figs, dates, apricots, plums, and honey.
Karl’s cake, which has a pastry just like a Hungarian specialty “beigli”, a roll normally stuffed with poppyseed or walnut and historically made for Christmas, is stuffed with dried figs, plums, dates and apricots, in addition to candied cherries, sugared orange peel, and roasted almonds.
“I actually hope that the Pope will style our pastry,” Karl mentioned.
(Writing by Krisztina Than, Editing by William Maclean)
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