Ostoros kalács

by | Oct 7, 2019 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Can you imagine a world without kalács? I can’t. Sweet bread can make any day festive, its scent drives away stress and nagging details. Kalács is an integral part of Hungarians’ life, it’s baked throughout the year, not only for Easter.

Ostoros kalács is a popular braided pastry, made from a light yeast dough and enriched with butter and cocoa. This recipe makes two three-strand loaves, but don’t expect them to stick around very long… they’re so delicious that they’ll disappear in no time!

Ostoros kalács
Ostoros 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.

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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