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

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack / Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very simple, but variable dessert. This dainty is actually a flashy and tasty bread pudding enriched with apple, apricot jam and with a lovely meringue … More

Hungarian curd cheese squares in Rákóczi style

Hungarian curd cheese squares

This sophisticated cake was named after János Rákóczi, a Hungarian confectioner and chef (1897-1966), its recipe was first published for a food magazine in 1937. It aquired international attention at the Expo in Brussels in 1958 where it was served at the Hungarian restaurant. Every pastry shop in Hungary offers … More