Hungarian Somlói Galuska Trifle


Somlói Galuska
Somlói Galuska

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!

Somlói Galuska
Somlói Galuska

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.

Café Gerbeaud

Hungarians love this rich, decadent desert and so do I! It’s served several different ways but is always delicious. It’s appropriately known as a “dieter’s nightmare,” but who cares?  Somlói galuska is more popular than zserbo, another yummy Hungarian pastry made with walnuts and chocolate sauce and enjoyed at Christmas.

Café Gerbeaud
Café Gerbeaud
Cafe Gerbeaud – Flickr

Somlói galuska and zserbo are two popular Hungarian deserts served at Budapest’s elegant historical Café Gerbeaud near the spectacular Chain Bridge.

Somloi Trifle – zsuzsa is in the kitchen
Zserbo

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.

Café Gerbeaud
Café Gerbeaud – Airbnb
Café Gerbeaud