Author: Eszter

Garlic chicken soup

Garlic chicken soup

Family recipes are really appreciated when a loved one passes away, and you realize that those earlier underrated dishes can also keep their memories alive. Garlic chicken soup is an old school dish, one...

Eszterházy torta / Eszterházy cake

Esterházy torta

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections. This Hungarian cake was invented in the 19th century by unknown...

Chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares

Chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares

When I found the recipe of these chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares, I didn’t even think that they would be so gorgeous. They are really addictive, my family asked me to keep them in the repertoire....

Caraway seed soup / Köménymagos leves

Caraway seed soup – Köménymagos leves

Caraway seed soup belongs to the group of those dishes that every Hungarian knows, however cracks in its reputation can’t be hidden. Caraway seed soup is very divisive, it gives most of my countrymen...

Molnárka

Molnárka

Making bakery products at home always reminds me of the good old days. Today’s mass production just verifies my opinion that (almost) everything was better in the past. The large product assortments of bakeries...

Hortobágy meat crepes

Hortobágy meat crépes

Hortobágy crépes are considered as one of the most traditional Hungarian dishes, whose recipe was created for the Brussels World Fair in 1958, although something similar was already published in the cookbook of Mrs....

Hungarian pork bone stock / Orjaleves

Hungarian pork bone stock – Orjaleves

We are still in the middle of flu season, so this is the right time to cook some pork stock, the best possible medicament against influenza virus, which supports your immune system in recovering....

Wasp nest / Darázsfészek

Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

Fortunately this wasp nest has nothing to do with those angry insects, darázsfészek in this case means yeast pastry rolls with creamed butter and/or ground walnuts. These walnut “snails” are generally served as a...

Hungarian cottage cheese crepes

Cottage cheese crépes

It’s not a big deal to make crépes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crépes will be lighter, if you sift the flour before adding to the...

Transylvanian sour cabbage rolls

Transylvanian sour cabbage rolls

Stuffed cabbage can be called as one of the basic foods of the Hungarian cuisine, it has a big cult in the Hungarian inhabited regions, only stews can rival this gorgeous dish in popularity....

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow is a kind of summer squash, it’s typically larger and longer than zucchini, with smooth, thin peel that can range in color from light beige to deep green. Vegetable marrow is low...

Pozsony crescents / Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony is the Hungarian name for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, the hometown of these amazing crescents. Pozsony crescents can be considered as the small version of beigli, which are known under different names:...

Fruit soup

Fruit soup

Strange though it may seem, in Hungary fruit soup is eaten as a soup, not as a dessert. If you look for Hungarian fruit soup in cyberspace, the first recipe that will certainly come...

Hungarian royal icing filled isler / Habos isler

The Hungarian royal icing filled isler – Habos isler

The Hungarian isler filled with royal icing (habos isler), apart from its shape and the chocolate glaze, has nothing to do with its namesake, the traditional Austrian ischler. This cookie is a rarity from...