…eat Hungarian Food?
Colwyn Bay has an outdoor market, so we had to check it out. We were looking forward to fresh, locally grown veggies, home baked items, maybe some regional cheeses.
There was one fruit and veg stall. Don’t tell me those cherries were grown anywhere near Wales! Moving on. Hardware, cheap clothes, some stinky home made soap. I know there would be more in summer, but still. Moving on. If only there were something to eat.
Hold up, folks! Is that a food truck? You betcha! Sweet & Yummy. No idea what he’s selling, but he’s speaking my language! I approach the truck and Andrew tells me about Chimney Cakes, a traditional Hungarian festival food. Blah blah blah… what’s that golden brown goodness, and how do I get some?
Strips of dough are wrapped around spits, rolled in sugar, and baked in a rotisserie oven. The sugar melts and that’s when the toppings are added. I went for cinnamon on one end, crushed walnuts on the other, and plain ‘traditional’ in the middle.
Andrew made me wait forever for the treat to cool, so it wouldn’t burn me (it was minutes!) During the wait, he told me all about Sweet & Yummy and how his business partner built the food truck which they hauled from Hungary.
The cooled sugar forms a hard crust of sweet deliciousness. The soft, warm dough is pulled off in spirals. Oh. My. This was worth drive and the wait. Honestly. Crunchy, soft, hot, sweet, vegan. What? Did I forget to mention that Sweet & Yummy Chimney Cakes are made without eggs and butter? That’s right, the original recipe has been tweaked for the modern market.
So, there you have it. Another feel good snack. Doing good, one bite at a time.