Author: Eszter

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...

Shredded noodles / Reszelt tészta

Reszelt tészta – Shredded noodles

We Hungarians can’t imagine lunch without soup. Soups are an integral part of our culture, even our conquering ancestors often cooked soups in cauldron to maintain hydration. Hungarian soup recipes often call for noodles...

Sterc

Sterc

Sterc is a simple and cheap dish, it can also be called the poor man’s Kaiserschmarrn. Nowadays sterc is rarely on the menu, it’s cooked mainly in the Transdanubian regions of Hungary. Sterc is...

Mignon mini cakes

Mignon

Mignon means small and pretty, dainty in English, in Hungary this word refers to mini filled cakes coated in a thick sugar glaze. Henrik Kugler was the first confectioner in Hungary who made mignon...

Shredded cottage cheese squares

Shredded cottage cheese squares

Here is one more Hungarian recipe for túró. Reszelt túrós is highly recommended for those who aren’t on friendly terms with a rolling pin. The dough of this cottage cheese cake is just shredded...

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Doughnuts are everywhere. Ring doughnuts, long doughnuts, filled or twisted – there are plenty of choices. Since the 14th century they have conquered the whole world. Hungary is no exception. Doughnuts started to spread...

Crackling scones without folding

Easy-to-make crackling scones

Although I have already published a recipe for classic crackling scones, today I brought you a new recipe that shows how to make crackling scones in a quicker and easier way. This dough doesn’t...

Apple and cottage cheese strudels

Házi rétes – Homemade strudel

I’m sure many Hungarians have a sweet memory of their grandmothers walking around the kitchen table and stretching briskly and routinely a strudel dough until the white table cloth appears under the wafer-thin dough....

Esterhazy chicken ragout

Esterházy chicken ragout

The Esterházys, one of the oldest aristocratic Hungarian families, were the largest land owners in Hungary and possessed a private fortune even larger than that of the Habsburg emperors whose supporters they were. Several...

Törökméz - Honeycomb toffee

Törökméz – Honeycomb toffee

Honeycomb toffee or törökméz as it’s called in Hungarian is a popular treat loved by children and grown ups alike. It is certainly one of the most fun confectioneries you can make in the...

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

This is a more than 100 year-old recipe, it comes from my great-grandmother’s collection. Even though the list of ingredients is short, this soup is rich in flavour. This simple dish doesn’t fit the...

Ostoros kalács

Ostoros kalács

Can you imagine a world without kalács? I can’t. Sweet bread can make any day festive, its scent drives away stress and nagging details. Kalács is an integral part of Hungarians’ life, it’s baked...

Cottage cheese pie - Túrós pite

Túrós pite – Cottage cheese pie

If you want to eat a tasteful, soft and mellow cottage cheese pie, you have to make your own cake. Store-bought pie usually fall short of expectations, in order to avoid disappointment you’d better...

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