Category: Breads, buns & biscuits

Hajtovány - Cheese buns

Hajtovány – Cheese buns

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...

Peach biscuits

Peach biscuits

In Hungary peach biscuits played a part at weddings for decades in the 20th century, when the wedding desserts were made by family members and friends at home. Their preparation is quite time consuming,...

Cottage cheese bundt cake

Cottage cheese bundt cake

This soft and delicious homemade cottage cheese bundt cake is like the little black dress of dessert: it’s elegant in its simplicity and it’s wonderful anytime, anywhere. Butter and cottage cheese create a rich...

Sausage scones

Sausage scones

There are hundreds of pogácsa recipes, however the common feature of Hungarian scones is that they all have egg, yeast and a considerable amount of fat (butter or lard) in their dough. Pogácsa can...

Cheese crescent rolls

Cheese crescent rolls

If you like cheese scones, you may also find these cheese crescent rolls enjoyable. They are filled with salted butter and a mild-tasting cheese – I usually use semi-hard Edam cheese. The dough makes...

Papsapka

Papsapka

Papsapka looks like cottage cheese bundles, but it still differs. This oddly named pastry, which means priest’s cap in English, refers to the form of biretta, a square cap with three or four peaks...

Ring doughnuts

Ring doughnuts

Sometimes even the tiniest thing is enough to make us feel all right for a moment. To me, biting into a doughnut is one of those things. While not a healthy dessert, jam or...

Two-tone bundt cake

Two-tone bundt cake

Bundt cake – especially with yeast dough – summons the spirit of good old times and it is one of those old fashioned recipes that will always have place on my table. Why I...

Honey-butter sweet bread

Honey-butter sweet bread

I learned the recipe of this honey-butter sweet bread a few months ago. What raised my interest was an unusual ingredient, namely corn flour, which rarely appears in ordinary, non-gluten-free yeasted dough recipes. Unlike...

Apricot jam filled buns

Apricot jam filled buns

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I have already shared the recipe of lekváros bukta (a special one with plum butter and vanilla custard). Because I’m a...

Mini salty crescent rolls

Mini salty crescent rolls

While salty crescents are eaten for breakfast, these mini crescent rolls are a popular homemade snack, which is usually made when you have guests or you are just craving something salty. These soft crescent...

Potato strudel

Potato strudel

We can call these rolls the poor men’s strudel because in lean years when poppy seeds and walnuts were not avaible or people couldn’t afford them, potato was the cheapest choice to have strudel....

Salty pretzels

Salty pretzels

Pretzels have been with us for centuries. Opinions differ about the pretzel’s origin, as well as the origin of the name. Some assume that the Catholic Church played a leading role in the early...

Rongyos lapótya with chicken and vegetables

Rongyos lapótya

Rongyos lapótya is a pan-fried flatbread that can be considered as the little brother of lángos. It’s made from a yeasted dough spread with lard. The dough is rolled out thinly and traditionally fried...

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