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Törökméz - Honeycomb toffee

Törökméz – Honeycomb toffee

Honeycomb toffee or törökméz as it’s called in Hungarian is a popular treat loved by children and grown ups alike. It is certainly one of the most fun confectioneries you can make in the...

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

This is a more than 100 year-old recipe, it comes from my great-grandmother’s collection. Even though the list of ingredients is short, this soup is rich in flavour. This simple dish doesn’t fit the...

Ostoros kalács

Ostoros kalács

Can you imagine a world without kalács? I can’t. Sweet bread can make any day festive, its scent drives away stress and nagging details. Kalács is an integral part of Hungarians’ life, it’s baked...

Cottage cheese pie - Túrós pite

Túrós pite – Cottage cheese pie

If you want to eat a tasteful, soft and mellow cottage cheese pie, you have to make your own cake. Store-bought pie usually fall short of expectations, in order to avoid disappointment you’d better...

Almond crescents - Mandulás kifli

Mandulás kifli – Almond crescents

Most of the time the best cookies are the ones that are made with simple ingredients. Turn to this almond cookie recipe when you want something quick and easy. Almond crescent (or vanilla crescent...

Csorba soup with meatballs

Csorba soup with meatballs

If you want to cook a csorba and look for a recipe, Google lists a bunch of different recipes with various ingredients. There isn’t any uniform prescription how to make csorba soup because csorba...

Vargabéles

Vargabéles

Vargabéles is a Transylvanian dessert, its hometown is Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). It was first made in the restaurant of the Darvas family in the 1920s or 1930s. It’s a special cake that consists of a...

Csotros kalács

Csotros kalács

I first saw this pastry in Gasztroangyal, a Hungarian series presenting our country’s regions and traditional foods. The recipe original name was twisted challah (sodort kalács), however the German grandmother of the lady, who...

Onion cottage cheese dumplings from Neszmély

Onion-cottage cheese dumplings from Neszmély

This pasta recipe comes from Neszmély, a village in Komárom-Esztergom county, which is the centre of the Neszmély wine region and can be found 70 km far from Budapest. These noodles are a kind...

Knot noodle soup / Kötöttgaluska-leves

Kötöttgaluska-leves – Knot noodle soup

Decades ago making pasta was a regular activity in Hungary. Though the first pasta factory was already estbalished in Pest in 1859, housewives of the good old days rather grabbed their rolling pins to...

Lecso with zucchini

Lecsó with courgettes

Lecsó is a simple stew of glorious vegetables, the perfect example of a dish that is truly way grander than the sum of its ingredients. The traditional lecsó consists of only 3 ingredients: onion,...

Tomato Ssoup with wide strip noodles

Tomato soup with wide strip noodles

In Hungary tomato soup is tied in with school canteen experiences, 8 out of 10 Hungarians cook it in the traditional way, with roux, sugar and alphabet pasta, as they ate it in the...

Százrétű rétes / Hundred layered strudel

Layered strudel cake – Százrétű rétes

Hundred layer strudel or prekmurska gibanica – even though it’s a traditional Slovenian dessert,  transborder Hungarians living in Slovenia often bake this cake, so it has place in my recipe collection. If you see...

Deák Bundt Cake / Deák-kuglóf

Today’s cake was named after Ferenc Deák, Hungarian Statesman and Minister of Justice in the 19th century, who was also referred to as “The Wise Man of the Nation”. He led the Hungarian delegation...

Mixed pickle - Csalamádé

Csalamádé – Mixed vegetable pickle

In Hungary main meals are often (or rather always) served with pickled vegetables. Cucumber, beet root, water melon, stuffed peppers or csalamádé –  they are all splendid and make any meat dish lively. Mixed...

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