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Poppy seed pie - Mákos béles

Poppy seed pie – Mákos béles

If you want a poppy seed dessert for Christmas, but you don’t have time and energy to make beigli, poppy seed pie (mákos béles) is for you. The most time-consuming part of the recipe...

Red lentil soup with sausage chips

Red lentil soup with sausage chips

Red lentils are an easy-to-cook and versatile legume. They don’t need to be soaked before cooking, the texture quickly becomes soft and creamy, so red lentils are most often used in soups and curries....

Gulka

Gulka

Gulka comes from Upper Hungary, which is the usual English translation of Felvidék, the Hungarian term for the area that was historically the northern part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and now it belongs...

Apple turnovers

Apple turnovers

Turnovers are made by filling pastry dough (usually puff pastry) with a sweet or savory filling, sealing the edges and baking. Apple turnovers are an effortless, but toothsome fall dessert. If you want to...

Lacikrumpli

Lacikrumpli

If you liked lacipecsenye, you are gonne love lacikrumpli too, which is a rethought version of the popular fair food. Pork cutlets are layered with boiled potatoes, sautéed onions, red pepper and sour cream....

Savoy cabbage and frankfurter soup

Savoy cabbage and frankfurter soup

With its low calorie content and high nutrient density, savoy cabbage is just the thing for the cold months. In Hungary savoy cabbage is often prepared as a soup, which can be surprisingly nice...

Poor man's cake

Poor man’s cake

Poor man’s cake is actually a bread pudding made with milk, butter, lemon zest and raisins. It’s a delicious treat and an even better way to reduce food waste. Leftover bread can easily be...

Swabian onion pie

Swabian onion pie

I stumbled upon the recipe of Swabian onion pie a few months ago when I was searching for traditional recipes, which would be worth showing you. I have found a treasure if I may...

Classic tomato soup with alphabet pasta

Classic tomato soup with alphabet pasta

I have already shared a tomato soup recipe, which contains vegetables and wide strip noodles.The following recipe is a kid-friendly version of tomato soup, which is a typical dish in Hungarian school canteens. It’s...

Csacsifül

Csacsifül

Csacsifül, which tranlates as donkey’s ears, is apricot jam filled cookies similar to snow crescents. The dough contains considerable amounts of lard and sour cream, and it needs to be chilled for at least...

Chicken ragout with kohlrabi

Chicken ragout with kohlrabi

Chicken ragout with kohlrabi was an old Hungarian recipe that had been forgotten over the past 100 years. It was published for the first time in a cookbook written by Ágnes Zilahy in 1891....

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

This mousse cake is a light summer dessert. I usually use sour cherry for the fruity layer, however, I have also made the cake with blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, and those versions were delicious...

Lentil goulash

Lentil goulash

Goulash can be prepared in many ways. I have already shared the recipe of classic goulash and bean goulash, now it’s time to make you acquainted with lentil goulash. The common feature of goulash...

Layered swiss chard

Layered Swiss chard

Despite its name, red Swiss chard (mángold in Hungarian) did not originate in Switzerland, it’s native to the Mediterranean region. All chard varieties are descendants of the sea beet, and they were already cultivated...

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