Author: Eszter

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...

Plum jam bundt cake

Plum jam bundt cake

There’s probably few people who haven’t heard of bundt cakes. The distinctive ring shaped bundt cake derives from a European brioche-like cake called Gugelhupf, which was particularly popular among Jewish communities in parts of...

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer is the best thing that can happen to chicken. High quality beer made from malt and hop gives  the meat beautiful, shiny color and makes it very soft and scrumptious. Don’t worry, the...

Lightning fast cocoa snails

Lightning fast cocoa snails

The dough of these rolls is yeast free, requiring neither folding nor proofing. Cottage cheese is the key element, it makes the snails butter-soft. Hungarian cottage cheese is quite dry and crumbly, if you...

Pandour's soup / Pandúrleves

Pandúrleves – Pandour’s soup

This soup is named after pandours, originally Serbian and Croatian soldiers who were on duty at the southern borders of the Hungarian kingdom. Later in the 19th century, between 1867-1881 (before the national gendarmerie...

Poppy seed noodles - Mákos tészta

Poppy seed noodles – Mákos tészta

Making this dish is the quickest way to enjoy poppy seeds instantly. There’s no kneading, no waiting, just cook some noodles and combine them with ground poppy seeds and sugar (you can replace sugar...

Sour cream crescents

Sour cream crescents

Besides bread rolls crescents are the most popular bakery products in Hungary. The number of crescent types is infinite, they can be varied in many ways. The following recipe is very simple, though it...

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