Author: Eszter

Potato dumplings with bryndza

Potato dumplings with bryndza

Although Bryndzové halusky is actually a Slovak dish, the recipe can’t be omitted from my list. The Slovaks are the third largest minority in Hungary, according to the estimates of minority organisations, there are about...

Zsemle

Zsemle

Beside bakery crescent zsemle or Hungarian bun is the other fundamental bakery product in Hungary. Nevertheless finding good zsemle in the stores is almost perfectly impossible, as hard as finding good bread. Things are...

Plum_coffeecake_cinnamon_sour_cream

Plum coffeecake with cinnamon sour cream

In Hungary the most common fruit tree is plum tree. Two plum trees fall to every Hungarian citizens, their number mounts up to 25% of the country’s fruit trees. As the national drink Pálinka...

Kohlrabi_soup

Kohlrabi soup

Kohlrabi is a cultivar of cabbage, grown throughout the whole year. It can be eaten raw as well as cooked. It contains vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2 and B6, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, lime...

Salty crescents

Salty crescents – Sós kifli

In Hungary most people choose some kind of bakery product for breakfast, salty crescent or sós kifli is among the most popular ones. Salty crescents can bring on nostalgia, especially the members of the...

Vegetable_seasoning_blend

Homemade vegetable seasoning blend

I know onyl a few things that divide people more than food seasonings and bouillon cubes. They are said to add flavour to dishes by enriching the meals’ aroma. Some believe that they have...

Körözött

Körözött – Hungarian cheese spread

The main ingredient of körözött was originally Liptauer or liptói túró, a sheep-milk based cheese. Liptó was a county of Hungary until the end of WWI. Liptó got disannexed from Hungary in 1919, and...

Pork_ragout_with_pickled_cucumber

Tokány with pickled cucumber

The easiest and at the same time the most difficult thing in making tokány is that you can cook it as you like it. There are so many variants known that the word tokány...

Chicken-csorba-soup

Chicken csorba soup

Csorba soup is an emblematic meal of the Transylvanian cuisine. There are many different csorba recipes, so you can make experiments to find the best that meets your taste. It can be made from...

Dill and cottage cheese squares

Dill and cottage cheese squares

This dill and cottage cheese pie was my grandma’s favorite dessert. It’s a real peacetime recipe from her hand-written cookbook. In fact, it can be regarded as a distant relative of the English cheesecake....

Eggy-dumplings

Eggy dumplings

Here in Hungary we have some “national” dishes which make us sentimental when we think of them, but foreigners usually react with raised eyebrows if we mention these dishes to them. One of these...

Cottage cheese dumplings

Cottage cheese dumplings

Although it’s an easy-to-make dessert, it took years before I found the perfect recipe of these cottage cheese dumplings (túrógombóc). It was shared by a chef in a newspaper and since then my dumplings...

Homemade tomato sauce

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

To tell you the truth, I stear clear of the industrial ketchup because I haven’t managed to make me familiar with its artificial taste. Sure, making your own homemade tomato sauce is not as...

Cucumber-salad-sour-cream

Variations on cucumber salad

This is the most popular salad in Hungary. Half of the Hungarians prefer the cucumber salad with sour cream, the other half swear by the recipe with vinegar. Both are wonderful, no matter which...

Lecsó

Lecsó

Lecsó looks faintly like the French ratatouille, however the main ingredients of this typical Hungarian summer one-course meal are pepper, tomato and onion. There are countless versions of lecsó, everyone has their own recipe...

Almás_pite

Hungarian apple pie

Hungarian apple pie is my favorite dessert. Its grandeur lies in the recipe’s simplicity. Apple and cinnamon wrapped in short pastry – the world’s best flavour combination. It turns the grey weekdays into holiday....

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