Made in Hungary

Gizzard soup

Gizzard soup

Gizzard soup is a delightful and hearty dish that not only satisfies your taste buds but also brings significant nutritional benefits. Gizzards are...

Molehill cake

Molehill cake

Molehill cake, known as "Maulwurfkuchen" in German, is a delightful pastry that has gained popularity in Hungary. This cake is reminiscent of a...

Homemade mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire, offering a fresh, creamy texture and customizable flavour that...

Egg patties – Tojásfasírt

Egg patties – Tojásfasírt

Originating as a clever way to transform basic ingredients into a satisfying meal, egg patties have stood the test of time, offering a versatile...

Nyárlőrinci tutajos

Nyárlőrinci tutajos

Nyárlőrinci tutajos, named after Nyárlőrinc, a village near Kecskemét in Bács-Kiskun county, is an old, forgotten shepherd's dish from the Great...

Darunyak – Crane’s neck

Darunyak – Crane’s neck

Darunyak, translated as crane's neck, is a cherished Hungarian dessert that bears a striking resemblance to strudel but is notably easier to make....

Pacsni

Pacsni

During and after World War II, production of many favoured bakery products ceased in Hungary, and only after nationalisation did they resume. One...

Bojtárfazék

Bojtárfazék

The recipe of bojtárfazék comes from the cookbook Vadregényes kelet written by Marcsi Borbás. This dish was often cooked in the eastern part of...

Chicken noodle casserole

Chicken noodle casserole

Chicken noodle casserole is a comforting and satisfying dish that is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or anytime you're craving a hearty meal....

Óvár pork cutlets

Óvár pork cutlets

Óvár pork cutlets are roasted pork loin topped with sautéed mushrooms, smoked ham and cheese. The dish was named after Óvár cheese, which is often...

Hamantaschen – Hámántáska

Hamantaschen – Hámántáska

Hungarian Jewish cuisine is a vibrant fusion of Hungarian culinary traditions with Jewish dietary laws and cultural influences. It reflects the rich...

Russian salad and deviled eggs

Russian salad and deviled eggs

Russian salad, known by several names such as “Olivier Salad” or “Ensalada Rusa” or “franciasaláta”, is a delicious comfort salad and side dish...

Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

The millennial jewel of the northwestern tip of Hungary, Sopron is not only rich in sights, centuries-old legends and strange stories, but the...

Debrecen raisin chicken

Debrecen raisin chicken

Reading the list of ingredients, you might think that this is an Asian fusion food, but Debrecen raisin chicken is an old Hungarian dish, its recipe...

Beef tripe stew – Pacalpörkölt

Beef tripe stew – Pacalpörkölt

Tripe is a divisive food, eliciting strong reactions from people who either love it or hate it. Its distinct texture and flavour can be off-putting...

Karingó

Karingó

Karingó is a kind of twisted doughnuts, a simple yet special treat, that offers a true taste adventure for lovers of sweet treats. Flour, fresh...

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél is an old Kun recipe, a kind of sweet bread with a savoury topping. Kuns are part of the broader Hungarian ethnic community, but have...

Pork ragout soup of Makó

Pork ragout soup of Makó

This hearty pork ragout soup comes from Makó, a town in Csongrád-Csanád county. Its distinctive tangy flavour and rich, thick texture enthrall those...

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Though the classic Hungarian cocoa snails (kakaós csiga) are made from Blundel dough, which is folded several times, I would like to share a simpler...

Méteres kalács – Meter-long cake

Méteres kalács – Meter-long cake

Méteres kalács or meter-long cake, which is usually less than a meter, is a bicolor loaf-shaped cake made from yellow and brown sponge cakes, which...

Gellért style chicken breast

Gellért style chicken breast

Hotel Gellért, that is named after Saint Gellért, the first Hungarian martyr bishop of the 11th century, who was thrown from the neighbouring...

Noodle stew

Noodle stew

Noodle stew marries the rich flavors of slab bacon, smoked pork fat, and aromatic spices with the comforting embrace of noodles. In just 30 minutes,...

Pázmándi dumpling goulash

Pázmándi dumpling goulash

Pázmándi dumpling goulash is a hearty dish similar to the classic goulash soup, but it differs in several ingredients. It is made with pork,...

Rum and honey sandwich cookies

Rum and honey sandwich cookies

Sandwich cookies are a delightful treat loved by people of all ages. Whether enjoyed as a snack with a glass of milk or as a decadent dessert,...

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...

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.

Pin It on Pinterest