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

Esterházy torta

Eszterházy torta / Eszterházy cake

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections. This Hungarian cake was invented in the 19th century by unknown confectioner(s). It’s only a presumption that the torta was named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy … More

Kugler Cake

As I mentioned in the previous post, Henrik Kugler was the renowned confectioner of Budapest in the 19th century. The cream of the Hungarian aristocracy, as well as artists, writers spent the afternoons in his coffee house, and it was also popular among the foreigners. He often traveled to Paris … More