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


The story of the Indiáner relates closely to the Theater an der Wien whose intendant was Count Ferdinánd Pálffy in the first half of the 19th century. The count took notice of an Indian artiste who he managed to engage for guest appearance in the Viennese theater. The intendant asked … 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