Somloi galuska literally means "dumplings from Somlo." This decadent dessert is made with three different types of sponge cake, vanilla pastry cream, raisins, and walnuts. It is traditionally scooped onto a dessert plate or soup bowl in round, dumpling-like balls (hence its name), and garnished with chocolate rum sauce and whipped cream.
Legend has it a Hungarian pastry chef who lived in the Somlo region of Hungary created the dessert for his wife. Somlo, a famed white-wine-producing region, is located in northwestern Hungary, about 100 miles from the Austrian alps and about 40 mles from Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe.
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