Hungarian vintage cookies: Chocolate-vanilla rings

Vanilla rings

If you asked anyone in Hungary to enumerate some “vintage” things that awaken pleasant memories, chocolate-vanilla rings would be certainly mentioned. These tiny vanilla cookies made of shortcrust pastry and dipped into melted chocolate have been produced by Győri Keksz uninterruptedly since 1963 notwithstanding that the factory was privatized in … 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