Monthly Archive: October 2015

Apple pancake rings

Apple pancake rings

Apple has been accompanying the history of humanity, there are only a few fruits that have such a long past as the apple. Apple’s story dates back to the Stone Age, European folks already...

Garlic pork rib roast with parsley potatoes

Garlic pork rib roast with parsley potatoes

We Hungarians love pork, however it’s prepared. It works like a blank canvas that compels you to unleash your creativity. The number of preparation methods are infinite: pork can be braised, roasted, fried, grilled...

Potato pancakes

Lapcsánka alias potato pancakes

There is perhaps no other food that has more names in the Hungarian language than potato pancake. Tócsni, lapcsánka or röszti – they are only three from its 60 names. Whatever it’s called, everyone...

Dobos torta

Dobos torte

Dobos torte is the best and most famous Hungarian torte made of 6 paperthin sponge cake layers, filled with chocolate butter cream and topped with caramel slices. This six-layer cake was named after József...

Hungarian potato soup

Hungarian potato soup

Potato is an essential crop in Hungary, it’s an integral part of our food supply. Potatoes were domesticated in the Andes approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago, but they were introduced outside the Andes only about...

Cat's eye

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

The origin of cat’s eye or macskaszem is lost in the mists of time, but it’s sure that it belongs to the old fashioned Hungarian granny desserts. It’s likely that this pastry was named...

Hókifli

Snow crescents – Hókifli

Rainy, misty fall days have set in, so this is a good reason to support our nervous system by boosting the endorphins and look up recipes of “weightier” sweets. Hókifli or snow crescents are...

Nero tea biscuits

Nero tea biscuits

Don’t let yourself be deceived by the name of the biscuits, it has concern neither with the Roman Emperor nor with the CD burning software. In Hungary the Nero name as a collective noun...

Pork patties / Fasírt

Fasírt – Pork patties

Fasírt – this magical word can make any Hungarian heart throb. It’s the king of canteens and everyday kitchens, an indispensable attendant of vegetable stews in the Hungarian cuisine. Fasírt means both meat loaf...