Author: Eszter

Ham scones

Ham scones

Leftover Easter ham usually gives plenty to think about, its using up usually puts your creativity to the test. This year I ground the leftover cooked ham, divided into 100 g/3,5 oz portions and...

Semolina dumplings / Grízgaluska

Semolina dumplings – Grízgaluska

Chicken broth is often served in Hungary with semolina dumplings. Making those fluffy dumplings is always a great challenge because you have to find the fine balance between the dry and wet ingredients in...

Bean goulash / Babgulyás

Bean goulash – Babgulyás

Bean goulash is similar to the traditional gulyás, but instead of potatoes it’s made with dried beans. In Hungary pinto beans are the most commonly used variety, but any kind of dried beans can...

Goosefoot cake / Lúdláb torta

Goosefoot cake – Lúdláb torta

Its popularity is equal to Rigó Jancsi, at hearing its name chocolate fans sigh pleasurably evoking the taste of rum soaked sour cherries hidden in the dark chocolate cream filling. There are no authentic...

Hungarian venison stew

Hungarian venison stew

Hungary is literally a large and contiguous game preserve, where most of the game stock lives free, in their natural surroundings. The country therefore has an outstanding role in the European hunting tourism. Roe...

Coconut chocolate balls / Kókuszgolyó

Chocolate coconut balls – Kókuszgolyó

Chocolate coconut balls are simple, but delicious desserts. You just have to combine the ingredients, shape balls and roll them into shredded coconut. The base of the mass is Hungarian all pupose crackers (háztartási...

Vasi pecsenye / Garlic pork butt from the Őrség

Vasi pecsenye – Garlic pork butt from the Őrség

The recipe of vasi pecsenye comes from the Őrség, a historical and ethnographical region, which is also a national park, located in the most western corner of Hungary. The word őrség means guard in English;...

Yellow split pea stew / Sárgaborsó főzelék

Yellow split pea stew – Sárgaborsó főzelék

Hungarian főzelék (vegetable stews) can be made not just from fresh vegetables, but from dried legumes, too. Split peas (sárgaborsó, felesborsó in Hungarian) are available any time of the year and perfect choice for...

Potato pasta / Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta – Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta, also known as gránátos kocka or grenadírmars, is a simple and cheap dish made from potatoes and noodles. Despite that its recipe varies from region to region, cooking method and seasoning can...

Hungarian layered millet mush / Magyaros köleskása

Hungarian layered millet mush

Millet is one of those ancient grains that have been used throughout the ages and across many countries, and have played an important role in human consumption. It has a 10.000 year long history,...

Easter ham

How to cook a Hungarian Easter ham

Easter is an important cultural and Christian tradition celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is also linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by...

White walnut-cocoa slices

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

It’s only a few days now until Easter, and it’s time to think up what to bake for the holiday. If you are in a hurry, and the thought of desserts requiring considerable effort...

Búvártúrós

Búvártúrós

The name of this dessert is another proof of the uniqueness of our language: Hungarian language is cut out for playing with the words and creating witty expressions. The literal translation of búvártúrós could...