Breads, buns & biscuits

Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

The millennial jewel of the northwestern tip of Hungary, Sopron is not only rich in sights, centuries-old legends and strange stories, but the...

Karingó

Karingó

Karingó is a kind of twisted doughnuts, a simple yet special treat, that offers a true taste adventure for lovers of sweet treats. Flour, fresh...

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél is an old Kun recipe, a kind of sweet bread with a savoury topping. Kuns are part of the broader Hungarian ethnic community, but have...

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Though the classic Hungarian cocoa snails (kakaós csiga) are made from Blundel dough, which is folded several times, I would like to share a simpler...

Rum and honey sandwich cookies

Rum and honey sandwich cookies

Sandwich cookies are a delightful treat loved by people of all ages. Whether enjoyed as a snack with a glass of milk or as a decadent dessert,...

Cheese straws (without yeast)

Cheese straws (without yeast)

Cheese straws are popular as appetizers or party snacks and are enjoyed for their crunchy texture and cheesy flavor. They can be served on their own...

Potato and plum butter bundles

Potato and plum butter bundles

The recipe of potato and plum butter bundles was requested by a dear subscriber; I've never made it before, but as a nice surprise it turned out to...

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls are delightful pastries that feature a sweet coconut filling encased in a soft yeast dough. These rolls are made by rolling a mixture...

Kazári laska

Kazári laska

Every year in the picturesque village of Kazár, nestled in Nógrád county, locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate the beloved tradition...

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Saint Lucy's Day, locally known as Luca's Day or Luca nap (December 13th), marks the beginning of the Christmas season with a unique blend of...

Krumplis fluta

Krumplis fluta

I first heard of fluta a few months ago and have made it several times since then. Fluta is a simple, yet great deep-fried pastry made from a...

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs is a folded milk loaf, which is spread with oil and sprinkled with salt and paprika. It was a gastronomic speciality of peasant...

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Here is a new recipe that extends the list of Hungarian pogácsa variations. Pepita scones (tökmagos pogácsa) are made from a yeast dough containing...

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts are a delicious and unique variation on the classic doughnut that are loved by many people. Its dough includes mashed potatoes as...

Poppy seed bundles

Poppy seed bundles

These poppy seed bundles are made from a light and soft dough containing a considerable amount of cottage cheese and lard. The filling is a special...

Libaláb

Libaláb

Libaláb (do not confuse it with lúdláb) implies jam filled, folded cookies, which are rolled in granulated sugar before baking. The cookies are...

Sajtos stangli – Cheesy sticks

Sajtos stangli – Cheesy sticks

Sajtos stangli is a popular bakery product in Hungary, which is made from a soft yeast dough rich in butter and sour cream. These cheesy sticks can...

Apple turnovers

Apple turnovers

Turnovers are made by filling pastry dough (usually puff pastry) with a sweet or savory filling, sealing the edges and baking. Apple turnovers are...

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.

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

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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