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Chicken ragout with kohlrabi

Chicken ragout with kohlrabi

Chicken ragout with kohlrabi was an old Hungarian recipe that had been forgotten over the past 100 years. It was published for the first time in a...

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

This mousse cake is a light summer dessert. I usually use sour cherry for the fruity layer, however, I have also made the cake with blackcurrant,...

Lentil goulash

Lentil goulash

Goulash can be prepared in many ways. I have already shared the recipe of classic goulash and bean goulash, now it's time to make you acquainted...

Layered Swiss chard

Layered Swiss chard

Despite its name, red Swiss chard (mángold in Hungarian) did not originate in Switzerland, it's native to the Mediterranean region. All chard...

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Currants are member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, they have long been cultivated in Europe. The berries grow in...

Reaper’s soup – Kaszás leves

Reaper’s soup – Kaszás leves

Before the appearance of reaping machines crops were cut and collected by hand. Harvesting grains with a sickle or a scythe was a hard physical...

Butter scones – Vajas pogácsa

Butter scones – Vajas pogácsa

I received the recipe of these butter scones from a dear acquaintance of mine a few years ago, and since then I have baked them several times. The...

Vanilla-coconut cake

Vanilla-coconut cake

This vanilla-coconut cake consists of a cake layer, which is made with egg whites, flour and coconut, and a vanilla custard enriched with coconut,...

Pinto bean soup

Pinto bean soup

Pinto beans are affordable, easy to prepare and nutritious, in Hungary they are a commonly used ingredient in many savory dishes like simple pinto...

Apple yeast pancakes

Apple yeast pancakes

In this recipe apples are not cut into rings, but they are diced and simply folded into a thick pancake batter, which contains yeast. The yeast...

Wax bean stew

Wax bean stew

In Hungary wax beans or yellow beans are more popular than green beans, soup and stew (főzelék) are more often made with them. Wax beans do not...

Classic salty tea biscuits

Classic salty tea biscuits

These salty tea biscuits are often served at parties and weddings in Hungary. They are heavy and dense, as neither yeast nor baking powder can be...

Round challah – Kerek barhesz

Round challah – Kerek barhesz

Challah (barhesz) is an iconic food of the Jewish cuisine. The term challah is applied to any bread that is used in Jewish rituals, it doesn’t have...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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