Category: Breads, buns & biscuits

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...

Moscauer

Moscauer is closely related to the famous Florentine, these small tea biscuits are mainly baked on festive occasions. It would be hard to find out who and when prepared it first, and whether its...

Non plus ultra

Non plus ultra

The Latin phrase in the title that first appeared in the Book of Job and everyday language took over it from the Bible is the attributive and also the name of our today cookie...

Czech donut

Tarkedli, the Czech donut

Tarkedli (or talkedli) is a Czech donut that appeared in the Hungarian cuisine first in the 19th century. In the sometime Austro-Hungarian Monarchy the wealthier families liked to employ Czech female chefs who were...

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Banana leaves from Orosháza

Banana leaf is a brioche-like pastry, that is named after its shape, and contrary to its name it doesn’t contain banana. It’s made from a simple sweet dough similar to brioche, filled with butter...

Zsemle

Zsemle

Beside bakery crescent zsemle or Hungarian bun is the other  fundamental bakery product in Hungary.  Nevertheless finding good zsemle in the stores is almost perfectly impossible, as hard as finding good bread. Things are...

Salty crescents

Salty crescents – Sós kifli

In Hungary most people choose some kind of bakery product for breakfast, salty crescent or sós kifli is among the most popular ones. Salty crescents can bring on nostalgia, especially the members of the...

Chimney Cake

Chimney Cake (or Kürtőskalács in Hungarian) is a popular pastry specific to the Hungarian-speaking regions, mainly to Szekler Land (East Transylvania). You can get it at festivals, funfairs, at the beach, and even from...

Beigli

Several legends circulate about the beigli’s origin, but it’s sure that it appeared in Hungary in the second half of the 19th century and since then there is no Christmas without this pastry. Its...

Sunflower shaped sweet bread

This sweet bread is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but its taste is also heavenly. It isn’t as difficult to prepare it as it seems. Ingredients: For the dough: 660 g (~5 1/4 cups) flour...