Kossuth-kifli – Walnut half moon cookies

Kossuth-kifli

According to the legend, the Hungarian politician, Lajos Kossuth generally stayed in the Hotel Zöldfa (Green tree) when he arrived to Bratislava in order to attend the Diet. Jakab Palugyay, the hotel’s owner made very light half moon shaped cookies that were topped with poppy seeds and ground/sliced almonds. The … More

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, this traditional Hungarian street food, is slowly conquering the whole world, the number of its fans is increasing day by day. Lángos is a fried dough that can be bought in every corner of Hungary, but it’s also available in the Hungarian-speaking regions of Romania, Slovakia and Serbia. Some assume … More

Karcagi Ferdinánd – sweet vanilla-butter snails from Eastern Hungary

Ferdinánd - sweet vanilla-butter snails from Karcag

Karcagi Ferdinánd – this is the name of these soft vanilla-butter snails that stick together into a round cake form during baking. It’s wrapped in mystery who the pastry was named after, a possible nominee could be Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinánd’s recipe came from Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and … More