Lakatosinas

Lakatosinas - Marzipan filled prunes in pancake batter

This is one of the most special sweets that has been published in Hungarian cookbooks for decades. Lakatosinas is actually prunes filled with marzipan, dipped in pancake batter and fried in oil. There’s no evidence why they are called lakatosinas, which means locksmith apprentice in English, but I read somewhere … More

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs - Serbian layered lecsó with pork

Gyuvecs is a Balkan layered dish made up of lecsó, meat, rice and/or potatoes. The word gyuvecs refers to a ceramic dish that this food was originally cooked in. Bosnians make gyuvecs with mutton, Serbs cook it with pork, and Bulgarians use potatoes instead of rice. As Hungary is bordered … More

Májas hurka

Advent in Hungary means not only the preparation for Christmas, but it’s also the season of pig killing. At this time of year the loud noise of gas cylinders resounds through the towns and villages, and culinary wonders are being born in the kitchens. One of those wonders, besides sausage, … More