Hajtovány – Cheese buns

by | Oct 15, 2021 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Hajtovány is a popular savoury pastry made in many regions of Hungary. It has a simple yeasted dough that is filled with a butter-egg-cheese mixture (sometimes smoked ham is added too). I used Edam cheese in my cheese buns, but you can choose any other type of semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar, Colby, Gouda, and so on. Minimum effort, maximum pleasure.

Hajtovány - Cheese buns
Hajtovány – Cheese buns – photo: zserbo.com
To read the recipe, become a member or log in.
Log in Join Now


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.

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.

Pin It on Pinterest