March this year saw my first holiday of the year.. I had been talking about visiting Slovakia for a number of years with a friend of mine who is Slovak, but we never get around to it.
I spend a lot of time at her family home in London and she is always cooking and baking traditional Slovak food. When her mum visits the UK from Slovakia she always makes traditional dishes. One in particular I love is the Slovak Pierogi.. sweet or savoury! Normally with a quark cheese filling, some with jam or other ingredients.
This is a peasant food which is enjoyed as a meal or dessert (even sweet alternatives for dinner, so how could you say no?)
So as you can imagine I was excited to go and try some! I had a few variations of flavours as you can see, and upon returning to the UK I
attempted to make my own! Cheese, cheese and lemon curd and cheese with a mango sauce. The dough needs working on but for a first attempt I was happy!