Somlói galuska (shom-loh-ee gah-LOOSH-kah) is a delicious Hungarian trifle made with three different-flavored liqueur-soaked sponge cakes, pastry cream, raisins, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and topped with fresh whipped cream!
According to a legend somlói galuska was named for a Hungarian master confectioner’s wife who was born in the Somló wine region. The pastry chef lovingly created the desert especially for her.
Hungarians love this rich, decadent desert and so do I! It can be served in several different ways but is always delicious. It’s appropriately known as a “dieter’s nightmare” but who cares? Somlói galuska is even more popular than zserbo, another yummy Hungarian pastry made with walnuts and chocolate sauce and especially enjoyed at Christmas time.
Somlói galuska and zserbo are two of many popular Hungarian deserts served at Budapest’s elegant historical Café Gerbeaud near the spectacular Chain Bridge.
Yesterday was my birthday, so I had somlói galuska for desert last night – BIG smile! Thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes which were sweet too and appreciated.