Csotros kalács

by | Dec 19, 2018 | Breads, buns & biscuits

I first saw csotros kalács in Gasztroangyal, a Hungarian series presenting our country’s regions and traditional foods. The recipe’s original name was twisted challah (sodort kalács), but the German grandmother of the lady, who made this delicious pastry in the video, was unable to pronounce the word ‘sodort’, she called it ‘csotros’ instead.

I diverged from the original recipe because it calls for 500 g / 1 lb of honey (no, it’s not a typo). I spread less honey on the top of the cake and simplified the baking process. Feel free to use more sugar and/or honey if you prefer a sweeter taste.

Csotros kalács
Csotros kalács – photo: zserbo.com
Sodort kalács, csotros kalács
Csotros kalács – photo: zserbo.com
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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.

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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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