Author: Eszter

Bonfire stack / Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very simple, but variable dessert. This dainty is actually...

Roasted lemon pheasant with apple-onion sauté

Lemon roast pheasant with onion-apple sauté

Hunting has a long tradition in Hungary, the diversified and ample game population provides great possibilities for hunters nearly all year round. The atmosphere of coursings in the autumn-winter season is fascinating and incomparable....

Hungarian sausage unsmo

How to make Hungarian sausage

Winter is the season of pig slauther in Hungary, the time when you wake up at the weekend to the noise of  gas cylinders used to singe the pigs and when the vermilian sausages...

Golden walnut dumplings / Aranygaluska

Golden walnut dumplings – Aranygaluska

Aranygaluska is a Hungarian Jewish dessert, generally baked for Purim. The name aranygaluska literally means “golden dumpling” and by the 1880s, this dessert was being referred to in Hungarian literature. Hungarians who immigrated to...

Ribboned doughnut

Ribboned Carnival Doughnut

Last week, on 6th January the carnival season officially started; a festivity based on rich folk traditions that lasts from Epiphany till Ash Wednesday celebrating the end of winter and darkness. Traditionally carnival season...

Log cake / Fatörzs

Log cake – Fatörzs

This log has nothing to do with the winter firewood, this cake (fatörzs in Hungarian) is a premium version of swiss roll: a simple sponge cake roll filled and covered with an orange flavoured...

Császármorzsa

Kaiserschmarrn – Császármorzsa

Though Kaiserschmarrn is basically an Austrian dessert, but due to the years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy it has been tightly integrated into the Hungarian cuisine, as well. Kaiserschmarrn translates in English...

Mushroom pork ragout

Pork ragout with mushrooms

If I want to eat some pork dish, which is easy to make, not time consuming, but not pörkölt or paprikash, I often prepare this ragout. Contrary to the Hungarian traditions, this dish doesn’t...

Cabbage soup

Cabbage soup

This cabbage soup is my mother’s speciality, I even venture to say that no one cooks it in the same way in Hungary. The widespread version prepared in many households is the Frankfurter soup...

Hungarian-cream-puffs

Hungarian cream puffs – Képviselőfánk

Hungarian cream puffs are so amazing and splendid, much better than profiteroles or éclairs; I always make them for Christmas. They are called képviselőfánk in Hungarian, which literally means “representative’s doughnut”. Officially the origin...

Orange-walnut szaloncukor

Let’s make szaloncukor

Szaloncukor has been an essential element of the Hungarian Christmas since the 19th century (you can read about its story here). Nowadays every decent confectionery factory that is present on the Hungarian market also...

Flódni

Flódni

As the saying goes if you want to eat good flódni, you’ll have to visit Hungary. The homeland of flódni is Hungary, but nowadays it’s also offered in other parts of the world as...

Poppy seed potato dumplings

Poppy seed potato dumplings – Mákos nudli

Hungarian nudli is a kind of potato dumplings, similar to the Italian gnocchi. It’s made of a light potato dough (it’s actually the same dough used for plum dumplings), which is rolled into ropes...

5 layer cocoa slices

5 layer cocoa slices

These extra soft, very delicious 5 layer cocoa slices are a very simple, nothing special confection; they look like wafer biscuits, though they aren’t made of thin and crispy wafer, but a soft, kneaded...

Stefánia meatloaf

Stefánia meatloaf

Stefánia meatloaf is the big brother of pork patties. It’s prepared from a similar meat mixture, stuffed with hardboiled eggs, and instead of pan-frying it’s baked in the oven. Hardboiled eggs are sometimes replaced...

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