Author: Eszter

Mushroom pork ragout

Pork ragout with mushrooms

If I want to eat some pork dish, which is easy to make, not time consuming, but not pörkölt or paprikash, I often prepare this ragout. Contrary to the Hungarian traditions, this dish doesn’t...

Cabbage soup

Cabbage soup

This cabbage soup is my mother’s speciality, I even venture to say that no one cooks it in the same way in Hungary. The widespread version prepared in many households is the Frankfurter soup...

Hungarian-cream-puffs

Hungarian cream puffs – Képviselőfánk

Hungarian cream puffs are so amazing and splendid, much better than profiteroles or éclairs; I always make them for Christmas. They are called képviselőfánk in Hungarian, which literally means “representative’s doughnut”. Officially the origin...

Orange-walnut szaloncukor

Let’s make szaloncukor

Szaloncukor has been an essential element of the Hungarian Christmas since the 19th century (you can read about its story here). Nowadays every decent confectionery factory that is present on the Hungarian market also...

Flódni

Flódni

As the saying goes if you want to eat good flódni, you’ll have to visit Hungary. The homeland of flódni is Hungary, but nowadays it’s also offered in other parts of the world as...

Poppy seed potato dumplings

Poppy seed potato dumplings – Mákos nudli

Hungarian nudli is a kind of potato dumplings, similar to the Italian gnocchi. It’s made of a light potato dough (it’s actually the same dough used for plum dumplings), which is rolled into ropes...

5 layer cocoa slices

5 layer cocoa slices

These extra soft, very delicious 5 layer cocoa slices are a very simple, nothing special confection; they look like wafer biscuits, though they aren’t made of thin and crispy wafer, but a soft, kneaded...

Stefánia meatloaf

Stefánia meatloaf

Stefánia meatloaf is the big brother of pork patties. It’s prepared from a similar meat mixture, stuffed with hardboiled eggs, and instead of pan-frying it’s baked in the oven. Hardboiled eggs are sometimes replaced...

Russian cream torte

Russian cream torte – Oroszkrém torta

The recipe of Russian cream torte appeared and was widepsread between the World Wars. Despite its name this torte has nothing to do with the Russians; it was invented by a Hungarian pastry chef,...

Fried liver with onion

Fried liver with onion

Liver is often avoided, but it can actually be very flavorful and enjoyable if it’s cooked right. This offal is a rich source of various nutrients which are very important for human health. It’s...

Hungarian goulash soup

Hungarian goulash soup

Goulash is one of the Hungarian national dishes and a symbol of the country. Originally I didn’t want to post its recipe because I thought everyone can make it, but while browsing the web...

Hungarian rice pudding souffle

Rizskoch – Hungarian rice pudding souffle

Rizskoch is a turbo version of the normal rice pudding, a kind of souffle improved by adding eggs to it. As a first step you have to make a rice pudding, and once it’s...

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