Made in Hungary

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...

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...

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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