Author: Eszter

Bakonyi betyárleves - Bakony outlaw's soup

Bakonyi betyárleves – Bakony outlaw’s soup

Outlaw’s soup is a tasty and hearty dish of the Hungarian cuisine. This soup can be made with several meats and vegetables; because of its various ingredients outlaw’s soup is prepared otherwise in the...

Spritz cookies - Darálós keksz

Darálós keksz – Spritz cookies

Spritz cookies or Spritzgebäck is a type of German Christmas biscuits made with flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. However these simple cookies can be flavoured with ingredients like chocolate, nuts and cocoa. When...

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 cylinders resounds through the towns and...

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 reminiscent of a deer’s tongue. Today confectioneries don’t offer these...

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 be served at dinner parties and get-togethers. Those...

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 important role in the village, however commercial and industrial firms...

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 think this dish is a product of new...

Pig feet stew - Körömpörkölt

Pig 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 way. It can be also treated as a “medicinal preparation” because...

Mézes zserbó

Mézes zserbó – Honey Gerbeaud slices

Mézes zserbó and classic Gerbeaud slices have only 2 things in common: both of them are made up of 4 cake layers and topped with chocolate glaze. Contrary to classic zserbó the dough of...

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 extra layer of lecsó ( you know the Hungarian ratatouille...

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 low-calorie food rich in B vitamins and  essential minerals such...

Mákos guba - Poppy seed bread pudding

Mákos guba – Poppy seed bread pudding

Mákos guba is a mystical food: it’s dry and soggy, salty and sweet at the same time, it’s a dessert, however it’s often served as a main dish after hearty soups. But one thing...

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage is the obligatory side dish of duck and goose roasts in Hungary. There are a number of ways to cook red cabbage but the most common is to braise it. It...

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi is one those things that makes the Hungarian heart beat faster. It’s the sweets Hungarians living abroad miss the most. This popular cottage cheese filled chocolate bar has been produced since 1968....

Roast of Torda - Tordai pecsenye

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

The homeland of this simple, but divine pork roast is Torda, a town near Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in Transylvania. Roast of Torda is usually served as a part of the Fatányéros (Mixed Grill), which is...