Category: Breads, buns & biscuits

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...

Tepertős pogácsa

Crackling scones – Tepertős pogácsa

Accroding to historians scones (or pogácsa in Hungarian) are one of the oldest biscuits that were already baked  in the time of the Hungarian conquest. Scones are small, round biscuits popular mainly in the...

Kenyérlángos

Langalló – The Hungarian pizza

Langalló, kenyérlángos, töki pompos, Scythian pizza – they all are the names of an old Hungarian food. Langalló is a flat bread, similar to the traditional Italian pizza, but instead of tomato sauce it’s...

Hungarian braided sweet bread

Easter without kalács (this is the Hungarian name of sweet bread) is like Christmas without Christmas tree. Hungarian kalács is similar to the Jewish challah eaten on Sabbath and holidays; it’s traditionally baked for...

Linzer cookies

Linzer cookies

I guess there’s propably nobody who hasn’t heard about linzer. It’s one of the oldest pastries known all around the world. In view of the ingredients the ancient Romans already baked something similar, but...

Salty cheese sticks

Cheese straws

It’s a piece of cake to make these light and crispy cheese straws, which are inevitable accesories of beer drinking with friends. Just knead a dough, roll it out, brush with egg yolk, sprinkle...

Paprika crescent

Paprika crescents

The recipe of paprika crescents originates from the region of Kalocsa, a small town on the Southern Great Plain, 110 km far from Budapest, near the Danube’s left bank. Kalocsa is famous not only...

Chocolate pretzel

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels can be baked at home, there is no wizardry in it. The only thing you need is a handy kitchen gadget, a pretzel cutter that makes easier to reproduce these crisp...

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