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Dill sauce

Dill sauce

Dill is one of the most characteristic herbs of the Hungarian cuisine. Due to its tangy taste and fragrance this herb has two groups of fans: those...

Bálmos

Bálmos

Bálmos is an old Transylvanian dish, a kind of polenta made from coarsly ground cornmeal, bacon and sheep milk cheese. It was originally prepared...

Lakatosinas

Lakatosinas

This is one of the most special sweets that has ever been published in Hungarian cookbooks. Lakatosinas is actually prunes filled with marzipan,...

Crispy cottage cheese bites

Crispy cottage cheese bites

If you feel like having some snacks, but you are bored with scones, cottage cheese bites are an ideal choice. The list of ingredients is curt,...

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs is a Balkan layered dish made up of lecsó, meat, rice and/or potatoes. The word gyuvecs refers to a ceramic dish that this food was...

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugac is a village in the Southern Great Plain region surrounded by the puszta, which is the largest of seven detached units making up the Kiskunság...

Túrós ökörszem

Túrós ökörszem

Even though there would be a demand for it since many people remember this pastry with certain nostalgia, you can find ökörszem in Hungarian...

Krumplis pogácsa  – Potato scones

Krumplis pogácsa – Potato scones

These scones are light and fluffy and not dry at all, they can be still soft the next day. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, krumplis pogácsa is...

Májas hurka

Májas hurka

Advent in Hungary means not only the preparation for Christmas, but it's also the season of pig killing. At this time of year the loud noise of gas...

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Rest assured, neither Bambi nor his relatives fell prey to this recipe. Őznyelv is an old-school confection that was probably named after its form...

Cheese scones

Cheese scones

Cheese scones are the most popular pogácsa in Hungary. Pogácsa is a simple and delicious snack food, which is generally one of the first things to...

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an...

Mocskos tészta – Dirty noodles

Mocskos tészta – Dirty noodles

Though its name doesn't exactly inspire confidence, mocskos tészta is one of the best pasta I have ever eaten. If you read the ingredients, you may...

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Körömpörkölt is the heavyweight champion of stews. Its taste and consistency differ completely from other stews, this sticky dish is unique in its...

Layered egg barley

Layered egg barley

Similar to layered potatoes this egg barley dish is made up with sliced sausages and hard boiled eggs, it's, however, also turbocharged with an...

Mushroom soup

Mushroom soup

Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, they are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world. Mushrooms are a...

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

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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