Made in Hungary

Cheese straws (without yeast)

Cheese straws (without yeast)

Cheese straws are popular as appetizers or party snacks and are enjoyed for their crunchy texture and cheesy flavor. They can be served on their own...

Dorozsma pork tenderloin

Dorozsma pork tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat, which can be seasoned and paired with a wide range of flavors and ingredients. Its mild flavor and tender...

Berliner cake

Berliner cake

Berliner cake is an old-school pastry, which is only avaible in a few confectioneries countrywide. One of them is the Rigó Jancsi confectionery in...

Hernyéki gombóc

Hernyéki gombóc

Hernyéki gombóc is an old Hungarian dish, which includes potato dumplings served in mushroom sauce. Potato dumplings are enriched with ham and hard...

Chicken soup of Dörgicse

Chicken soup of Dörgicse

In the heart of the Balaton Uplands lies Dörgicse, a village known for its medieval church ruins and wine production. It consists of three hamlets...

Cauliflower patties

Cauliflower patties

These cauliflower patties make a great lunch or side dish. They are soft and creamy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. Crushed cauliflower,...

Potato and plum butter bundles

Potato and plum butter bundles

The recipe of potato and plum butter bundles was requested by a dear subscriber; I've never made it before, but as a nice surprise it turned out to...

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls are delightful pastries that feature a sweet coconut filling encased in a soft yeast dough. These rolls are made by rolling a mixture...

Creamy garlic pork cutlets

Creamy garlic pork cutlets

Creamy garlic pork cutlets are perfect for those who crave a flavorful pork experience. Pork cutlets can be a delicious and quick option for meals,...

Potato soup with frankfurters

Potato soup with frankfurters

If you are seeking a hassle-free yet flavorful meal, this potato soup with frankfurters is a tribute to the elegance of simplicity in culinary...

Kazári laska

Kazári laska

Every year in the picturesque village of Kazár, nestled in Nógrád county, locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate the beloved tradition...

Cabbage salad – Káposztasaláta

Cabbage salad – Káposztasaláta

Cabbage salad, known as káposztasaláta, holds a cherished place in Hungarian cuisine, particularly during the winter months when fresh vegetables...

Oyster mushroom soup

Oyster mushroom soup

Oyster mushrooms (laskagomba in Hungarian), scientifically known as Pleurotus ostreatus, are a popular and versatile fungus belonging to the...

Plum butter and vanilla cake

Plum butter and vanilla cake

Plum butter, with its concentrated plum flavor and smooth consistency, plays a starring role in this delectable plum butter and vanilla cake, making...

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Saint Lucy's Day, locally known as Luca's Day or Luca nap (December 13th), marks the beginning of the Christmas season with a unique blend of...

Chocolate sheet cake

Chocolate sheet cake

Chocolate sheet cake is a convenient way to serve a crowd. Once the cake is baked, it isn’t filled. It is simply topped with a chocolate ganache...

Swabian potato salad

Swabian potato salad

The presence of Swabians as a minority has influenced the culinary landscape in certain Hungarian regions. The Swabians, or svábok in Hungarian,...

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Jelly roll cake, also known as Swiss roll or piskótatekercs in Hungarian, is a delightful and versatile dessert that has captured the hearts of many...

How to make yogurt at home

How to make yogurt at home

Making yogurt at home is a simple and rewarding culinary endeavor that offers a host of benefits, both in terms of taste and health. Yogurt is a...

Fried pork cutlets of Makó

Fried pork cutlets of Makó

These fried pork cutlets were inspired by Makó, a town in Csongrád-Csanád county, which is famous for its unique onions that have been grown in the...

Homemade plum jam

Homemade plum jam

Since many Hungarian recipes call for plum jam, I thought it would be useful to show you the process of making this delightful spread. Homemade plum...

Liver noodles – Májas nokedli

Liver noodles – Májas nokedli

Liver noodles (májas nokedli) represent a delightful fusion of traditional flavours. This comforting dish is actually a kind of nokedli, a Hungarian...

Legényfogó leves

Legényfogó leves

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach - as the saying goes. The recipe's name legényfogó, that means 'Catch the guy', refers to the...

Fanta cake

Fanta cake

The recipe of Fanta cake, which is a playful fusion of unexpected ingredients, started to spread among the Hungarian housewives in the 90's. At...

Eggplant dip – Padlizsánkrém

Eggplant dip – Padlizsánkrém

If there's one vegetable that deserves more recognition for its culinary prowess, it's the aubergine, also known as eggplant in some regions. With...

Krumplis fluta

Krumplis fluta

I first heard of fluta a few months ago and have made it several times since then. Fluta is a simple, yet great deep-fried pastry made from a...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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