Crazy Cakes is the name we have given this delicious hot, sweet pastry specially for us Brits. The traditional Crazy cake is made from dough which is rolled and wrapped around a stick then grilled and topped with sugar and cinnamon.
The recipe we use is said to originate from the Slovak town of Skalica although they have a long history which can be traced back to Hungary. The story says that Earl József Gvadányi, a Hungarian general in retirement, poet and philosopher, settled down in Skalica at the end of the 18th century. He employed a cook from Transylvania and this cook brought a recipe for Crazy Cake and developed it until it produced the pastry that is known today in Skalica as Skalický Trdelník. The Hungarian name of the original cake is Kürtőskalács, Trdlo in the Czech Republic, and they're known as Chimney Cakes in America.
we want to start making Crazy Cake history right here in Britain. With the launch of the new savoury cheese Crazy Cake which is unlike anything we have seen in any other country we think we have chosen the perfect Crazy Cake for Brits to make their own. They'll be served with traditional British condiments like Branston pickle and Worcester sauce as well as other more exotic favourites like chilli sauce, tobasco and salsa.