Author: Eszter

Mixed pickle - Csalamádé

Csalamádé – Mixed vegetable pickle

In Hungary main meals are often (or rather always) served with pickled vegetables. Cucumber, beet root, water melon, stuffed peppers or csalamádé –  they are all splendid and make any meat dish lively. Mixed...

Lattice top sour cherry pie

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Sour cherry is one of the most popular fruits in our country, you can find at least one tree in almost every garden. Hungary is the second biggest producer of sour cherry in the...

Dill sauce

Dill sauce

Dill is one of the most characteristic herbs of the Hungarian cuisine. Due to its tangy taste and fragrance this herb has two groups of fans: those who are enthusiastic about it and those...

Bálmos

Bálmos

Bálmos is an old Transylvanian dish, a kind of polenta made from coarsly ground cornmeal, bacon and sheep milk cheese. It was originally prepared with fatty whey, a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese....

Lakatosinas - Marzipan filled prunes in pancake batter

Lakatosinas

This is one of the most special sweets that has been published in Hungarian cookbooks for decades. Lakatosinas is actually prunes filled with marzipan, dipped in pancake batter and fried in oil. There’s no...

Crispy cottage cheese bites

Crispy cottage cheese bites

If you feel like having some snacks, but you are bored with scones, cottage cheese bites are an ideal choice. The list of ingredients is curt, consisting of butter, flour, cottage cheese and salt....

Gyuvecs - Serbian layered lecsó with pork

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs is a Balkan layered dish made up of lecsó, meat, rice and/or potatoes. The word gyuvecs refers to a ceramic dish that this food was originally cooked in. Bosnians make gyuvecs with mutton,...

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugac is a village in the Southern Great Plain region surrounded by the puszta, which is the largest of seven detached units making up the Kiskunság National Park. Although Bugac is a part of...

Túrós ökörszem

Túrós ökörszem

Even though there would be a demand for it since many people remember this pastry with certain nostalgia, you can find ökörszem in Hungarian bakeries very rarely. Ökörszem, which literally means ox’s eye in...

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...

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