Breads, buns & biscuits

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...

Plum jam bundt cake

Plum jam bundt cake

There’s probably few people who haven’t heard of bundt cakes. The distinctive ring shaped bundt cake derives from a European brioche-like cake...

Lightning fast cocoa snails

Lightning fast cocoa snails

The dough of these rolls is yeast free, requiring neither folding nor proofing. Cottage cheese is the key element, it makes the snails butter-soft....

Sour cream crescents

Sour cream crescents

Besides bread rolls crescents are the most popular bakery products in Hungary. The number of crescent types is infinite, they can be varied in many...

Kaiser rolls – Császárzsemle

Kaiser rolls – Császárzsemle

Kaiser roll is a crusty round bread roll, originally from Austria, but due to those 51 years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this...

Cocoa snails – Kakaós csiga

Cocoa snails – Kakaós csiga

10th January 1908 - this is the day when the first cocoa snails were born. A baker in Göd (a little town in the Danube bend, near Budapest)...

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, this traditional Hungarian street food, is slowly conquering the whole world, the number of its fans is increasing day by day. Lángos...

Frankfurter rolls

Frankfurter rolls

Frankfurter rolls, as a member of pigs in a blanket type foods, are very popular in Hungary. Stores supply a wide range of virsli (that's how we...

Ham scones

Ham scones

Leftover Easter ham usually gives plenty to think about, its using up usually puts your creativity to the test. This year I ground the leftover...

Molnárka

Molnárka

Making bakery products at home always reminds me of the good old days. Today's mass production just verifies my opinion that (almost) everything was...

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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