Breads, buns & biscuits

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,...

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...

Rongyos lapótya

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....

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Doughnuts are everywhere. Ring doughnuts, long doughnuts, filled or twisted - there are plenty of choices. Since the 14th century they have...

Easy-to-make crackling scones

Easy-to-make crackling scones

Although I have already published a recipe for classic crackling scones, today I brought you a new recipe that shows how to make crackling scones in...

Házi rétes – Homemade strudel

Házi rétes – Homemade strudel

I'm sure many Hungarians have a sweet memory of their grandmothers walking around the kitchen table and stretching briskly and routinely a strudel...

Beigli with chestnut filling

Beigli with chestnut filling

Though I have already published the recipe of classic beigli, I have recently learned a new beigli recipe with chestnut filling and I would like to...

Ostoros kalács

Ostoros kalács

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...

Csotros kalács

Csotros kalács

I first saw csotros kalács in Gasztroangyal, a Hungarian series presenting our country's regions and traditional foods. The recipe's original name...

Deák Bundt Cake / Deák-kuglóf

Deák Bundt Cake / Deák-kuglóf

Today's cake was named after Ferenc Deák, Hungarian Statesman and Minister of Justice in the 19th century, who was also referred to as "The Wise Man...

Crispy cottage cheese bites

Crispy cottage cheese bites

If you feel like having some snacks, but you are bored with scones, cottage cheese bites are an ideal choice. The list of ingredients is curt,...

Túrós ökörszem

Túrós ökörszem

Even though there would be a demand for it since many people remember this pastry with certain nostalgia, you can find ökörszem in Hungarian...

Krumplis pogácsa  – Potato scones

Krumplis pogácsa – Potato scones

These scones are light and fluffy and not dry at all, they can be still soft the next day. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, krumplis pogácsa is...

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Rest assured, neither Bambi nor his relatives fell prey to this recipe. Őznyelv is an old-school confection that was probably named after its form...

Cheese scones

Cheese scones

Cheese scones are the most popular pogácsa in Hungary. Pogácsa is a simple and delicious snack food, which is generally one of the first things to...

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an...

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.

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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