Hungarian cornmeal squares with plum jam – Kukoricaprósza

Corn meal squares with plum jam / Kukorica prósza

This post is about an old Hungarian dessert, which comes from the western part of our country; Somogy, Zala and Vas counties are the homeland of the hearty dish called prósza. Prósza, which means lepény (pie), was the food of poor families in the old times, later it fell into … More

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack / Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very simple, but variable dessert. This dainty is actually a flashy and tasty bread pudding enriched with apple, apricot jam and with a lovely meringue … More

Lemon roast pheasant with onion-apple sauté

Roasted lemon pheasant with apple-onion sauté

Hunting has a long tradition in Hungary, the diversified and ample game population provides great possibilities for hunters nearly all year round. The atmosphere of coursings in the autumn-winter season is fascinating and incomparable. Both large and small games can be hunted in different regions of the country, the homeland … More

Golden walnut dumplings – Aranygaluska

Golden walnut dumplings / Aranygaluska

Aranygaluska is a Hungarian Jewish dessert, generally baked for Purim. The name aranygaluska literally means “golden dumpling” and by the 1880s, this dessert was being referred to in Hungarian literature. Hungarians who immigrated to the US brought this dish with them, which became popular nation-wide when Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish … More

Kaiserschmarrn – Császármorzsa

Császármorzsa

Though Kaiserschmarrn is basically an Austrian dessert, but due to the years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy it has been tightly integrated into the Hungarian cuisine, as well. Kaiserschmarrn translates in English as the Emperor’s Mess, it’s actually a shredded pancake, which has its name from the Austrian … More