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 attract customers like magnet, you can easily get lost in the jungle of bagels, croissants and baguettes (albeit most Hungarians still revolve round the bread rolls – crescent axis).
Many old fashioned breadstuffs, however, have fallen victim to cost effectiveness, there are only a few bakeries (you need a lantern to find them) that spare neither trouble nor pains to keep traditions alive. One of those bakery products that have been long since forgotten is molnárka, which is a kind of bread rolls. Molnárka means soft and sweetish, oval shaped buns, whose dough resembles kalács (sweet bread). These buns go well with Easter ham, but they also make a great sandwich.