Hungarian leaf fat pastry – Hájas tészta

Hungarian leaf fat pastry / Hájas tészta

Humans have been eating fats for hundreds of thousands of years, but due to the fear of high cholesterol, animal fats were demonized a few decades ago, and the antipathy against them still exists, though it’s slowly decreasing. Animal fats are less harmful to health than, for example, trans fats, … More

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony crescents / Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony is the Hungarian name for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, the hometown of these amazing crescents. Pozsony crescents can be considered as the small version of beigli, which are known under different names: their Slovak name is Bratislavský rožok, Pressburger Kipfel in German, and in Hungary they’re called pozsonyi … More

The Hungarian royal icing filled isler – Habos isler

Hungarian royal icing filled isler / Habos isler

The Hungarian isler filled with royal icing (habos isler), apart from its shape and the chocolate glaze, has nothing to do with its namesake, the traditional Austrian ischler. This cookie is a rarity from Szolnok, a town that lies at the confluence of the Tisza and Zagyva rivers, in the … More

Rose doughnuts – Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts - Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts shine like gems among the carnival desserts. Making these very spectacular pastries is not as difficult as it looks. It requires patience and some handiness, but it’s a good opportunity for creative people to indulge in. The “flowers” are assembled by placing three rounds of different size onto … More