Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

Borsos kalács - Pepper buns

The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an important role in the village, however commercial and industrial firms are also present. Szeremle’s cultural life is rich and colourful, inhabitants cherish the traditions of folk … More

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, this traditional Hungarian street food, is slowly conquering the whole world, the number of its fans is increasing day by day. Lángos is a fried dough that can be bought in every corner of Hungary, but it’s also available in the Hungarian-speaking regions of Romania, Slovakia and Serbia. Some assume … More

Karcagi Ferdinánd – sweet vanilla-butter snails from Eastern Hungary

Ferdinánd - sweet vanilla-butter snails from Karcag

Karcagi Ferdinánd – this is the name of these soft vanilla-butter snails that stick together into a round cake form during baking. It’s wrapped in mystery who the pastry was named after, a possible nominee could be Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinánd’s recipe came from Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and … More

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