Author: Eszter

Lentil stew

Lentil stew

If you are looking for a nutrient-packed, but no-fuss dish, this lentil stew can be a good choice for a hearty lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to fill up without having to...

Walnut-honey coffee cake

Walnut-honey coffee cake

This walnut-honey coffee cake is light and fluffy and when it’s baking, it will make your house smell like fall. It has a rich taste due to the cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg-allspice blend and the toasted chopped...

Honey-butter sweet bread

Honey-butter sweet bread

I learned the recipe of this honey-butter sweet bread a few months ago. What raised my interest was an unusual ingredient, namely corn flour, which rarely appears in ordinary, non-gluten-free yeasted dough recipes. Unlike...

Apricot jam filled buns

Apricot jam filled buns

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I have already shared the recipe of lekváros bukta (a special one with plum butter and vanilla custard). Because I’m a...

Walnut cake

Walnut cake

This walnut cake was my grandmother’s favourite dessert. She learned the recipe from a friend of hers in 1959 and she always made it at Christmas and Easter. The cake consists of a walnut...

Mini salty crescent rolls

Mini salty crescent rolls

While salty crescents are eaten for breakfast, these mini crescent rolls are a popular homemade snack, which is usually made when you have guests or you are just craving something salty. These soft crescent...

Potato soup with summer savory

Potato soup with summer savory

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis – csombor or borsikafű in Hungarian), which has been growing in our garden for seven years, can be described as a cross between thyme and mint, with a hint of...

Potato strudel

Potato strudel

We can call these rolls the poor men’s strudel because in lean years when poppy seeds and walnuts were not avaible or people couldn’t afford them, potato was the cheapest choice to have strudel....

Salty pretzels

Salty pretzels

Pretzels have been with us for centuries. Opinions differ about the pretzel’s origin, as well as the origin of the name. Some assume that the Catholic Church played a leading role in the early...

Creamed zucchini

Creamed zucchini

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables (it’s technically a fruit because it comes from a flower) to plant in our garden, it grows like crazy and we always have an abundance. Zucchini is...

Pork roast with lecsó and toasted egg barley noodles

Pork roast with lecsó

Lecsó is basically a meatless summer dish usually combined with beaten eggs, rarely with rice. But if you find it too light, you can serve lecsó with a pork roast and toasted egg barley...

Rongyos lapótya with chicken and vegetables

Rongyos lapótya

Rongyos lapótya is a pan-fried flatbread that can be considered as the little brother of lángos. It’s made from a yeasted dough spread with lard. The dough is rolled out thinly and traditionally fried...

White squash soup with dill

White summer squash soup with dill

Most summer squash today are varieties of Cucurbita pepo. Summer squash plants differ from winter squash because most summer squash varieties bear their fruit on bushy plants rather than vining or sprawling plants like...

Női szeszély / Women's whim cake

Női szeszély – Women’s whim cake

Női szeszély is an old Hungarian recipe, which was very popular decades ago. The origin of its name isn’t known, but the different versions that float around may suggest that the ingredients women used...

Wax bean soup with ham and shredded noodles

Wax bean soup with ham and shredded noodles

If you have already checked the Hungarian wax bean soup off your to-do list and you seek for new impressions wax beans can provide, this hearty dish will widen your horizons. This colorful wax...

Spinach sauce

Creamed spinach

Spinach, this leafy green vegetable that originated in Persia is considered very healthy as it’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Despite its health benefits most of the Hungarians aren’t on friendly terms with this...

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