Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

Wasp nest / Darázsfészek

Fortunately this wasp nest has nothing to do with those angry insects, darázsfészek in this case means yeast pastry rolls with creamed butter and/or ground walnuts. These walnut “snails” are generally served as a dessert after thick, filling soups. You can decide if you spread the dough only with soft … More

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

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

Hungarian gingerbread biscuits – Mézes puszedli

Hungarian gingerbread biscuits

There are two things that dominate/determine the scent of Advent fairs: mulled wine and gingerbread. Those two spicy fragrances help you prepare for Christmas in a festive spirit.  In Hungary you can meet two kinds of gingerbread: one of them is mézeskalács that means the well-known, cutout and decorated gingerbread … More