Category: Breads, buns & biscuits

Pozsony crescents / Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony is the Hungarian name for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, the hometown of these amazing crescents. Pozsony crescents can be considered as the small version of beigli, which are known under different names:...

Rose doughnuts - Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts – Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts shine like gems among the carnival desserts. Making these very spectacular pastries is not as difficult as it looks. It requires patience and some handiness, but it’s a good opportunity for creative...

Raised crullers / Kelt csöröge

Raised crullers – Kelt csöröge

Carnival celebrations are in full swing and we come to our next doughnut. Crullers or csörögefánk are small pastries made of rich, sweetened dough twisted or curled, and fried in deep fat. Csöröge known...

Ribboned doughnut

Ribboned Carnival Doughnut

Last week, on 6th January the carnival season officially started; a festivity based on rich folk traditions that lasts from Epiphany till Ash Wednesday celebrating the end of winter and darkness. Traditionally carnival season...

Hókifli

Snow crescents – Hókifli

Rainy, misty fall days have set in, so this is a good reason to support our nervous system by boosting the endorphins and look up recipes of “weightier” sweets. Hókifli or snow crescents are...

Nero tea biscuits

Nero tea biscuits

Don’t let yourself be deceived by the name of the biscuits, it has concern neither with the Roman Emperor nor with the CD burning software. In Hungary the Nero name as a collective noun...

Striped butter cookies

Striped butter cookies

These striped disks are not only showy, but also yummy. I think shortcrust pastry is the most perfect and most delicious dough for cookies, other types of dough can’t be a match to it....

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

I was seeking for a dessert recipe in my cookbooks when the description of these lovely cottage cheese bundles got into my hands. I last baked them years ago, so it was time to...

Plum jam dumplings

Plum jam dumplings

Potato dough is the base of many Hungarian dishes, among others, nudli, gombóc (dumpling) and derelye (flat dumpling) can be made from it. It’s much easier to make potato dough than you think. There...

Hungarian white bread

Hungarian white bread

20th August is St. Stephen’s Day in Hungary, our greatest national holiday, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. We commemorate the foundation of the Hungarian state, and remember Stephen...

Chocolate bilberry crescents

Chocolate-bilberry crescents

In Hungary obtaining bilberries requires some planning and forward-thinking. If you are lucky enough, you can buy them on the local market, otherwise you need to look for a “dealer” or picker, who can...

Pin It on Pinterest