Author: Eszter

Hungarian white bread

Hungarian white bread

20th August is St. Stephen’s Day in Hungary, our greatest national holiday, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. We commemorate the foundation of the Hungarian state, and remember Stephen...

Slambuc

Slambuc

Slambuc is an old Hungarian pastoral dish, which is made with bacon, noodles and potatoes. It’s cooked in bogrács, if not, it can’t be called slambuc. It originates from Hajdú-Bihar county, it was likely...

Hungarian chicken paprikash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash can be called as the alpha and omega of the Hungarian cuisine, this classic dish is the highlight of Sunday lunches. It’s one of the most famous variations on the paprikash preparations,...

Chocolate bilberry crescents

Chocolate-bilberry crescents

In Hungary obtaining bilberries requires some planning and forward-thinking. If you are lucky enough, you can buy them on the local market, otherwise you need to look for a “dealer” or picker, who can...

Apricot slices

Apricot slices

The sweet and tart apricot is in season in July, however, due to drought, this year’s yield is lower than usual in Hungary. Inspite of that I managed to find luscious, tree-ripened apricots on...

Gooseberry sauce

Gooseberry sauce

Hungary is suffering from a cruel heat wave, in such a hot weather light and sourish foods take priority. Fruit sauces are as popular as vegetable stews (főzelék) in Hungary, they are generally served as...

Pork stew in Bakony style

Pork stew in Bakony style

There are several dishes in Hungary that are made in Bakony style, named after Bakony, the westernmost and largest member of the Transdanubian Mountains. It is located north of Lake Balaton and lies almost...

Rice pudding

Rice pudding with fruits

Fruity rice pudding is an easy-peasy dessert that makes hot summer days bearable. It’s a classic comfort food well loved the world over. Cooking the rice is the most time consuming phase, which requires...

Yellow bean soup

Hungarian yellow bean soup

In Hungary the most widely planted bean type is yellow bean, this variety is more popular than green bean. Yellow beans belong to the family of snap beans, which can be eaten pod and...

Green pea stew

Green pea stew with bay leaf and vinegar

Hungary is the homeland of főzelék, which can be described in English as a thick vegetable stew. Főzelék is a special category in the Hungarian cuisine, thicker than a soup, but thinner than a...

Tepertős pogácsa

Crackling scones – Tepertős pogácsa

Accroding to historians scones (or pogácsa in Hungarian) are one of the oldest biscuits that were already baked  in the time of the Hungarian conquest. Scones are small, round biscuits popular mainly in the...

Házi krémes

Hungarian krémes

Mille-feuille, mille foglie, Napoleon, vanilla slice, Crèmeschnitte, krémes – several names, but one recipe. They all refer to a much-loved dessert eaten all over the world which is made up of puff pastry and...