Author: Eszter

Fisherman's soup in bogrács

Hungarian fisherman’s soup

Unfortunately, we Hungarians are not a fish eating nation, the annual fish consumption is insignificant, only the fish sales during the Christmas season can improve the statistics. Though we don’t have seashore, Hungary is...

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

I was seeking for a dessert recipe in my cookbooks when the description of these lovely cottage cheese bundles got into my hands. I last baked them years ago, so it was time to...

Plum jam dumplings

Plum jam dumplings

Potato dough is the base of many Hungarian dishes, among others, nudli, gombóc (dumpling) and derelye (flat dumpling) can be made from it. It’s much easier to make potato dough than you think. There...

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...

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