Category: Desserts

Walnut cake

Walnut cake

This walnut cake was my grandmother’s favourite dessert. She learned the recipe from a friend of hers in 1959 and she always made it at Christmas and Easter. The cake consists of a walnut...

Női szeszély / Women's whim cake

Női szeszély – Women’s whim cake

Női szeszély is an old Hungarian recipe, which was very popular decades ago. The origin of its name isn’t known, but the different versions that float around may suggest that the ingredients women used...

Mignon mini cakes

Mignon

Mignon means small and pretty, dainty in English, in Hungary this word refers to mini filled cakes coated in a thick sugar glaze. Henrik Kugler was the first confectioner in Hungary who made mignon...

Shredded cottage cheese squares

Shredded cottage cheese squares

Here is one more Hungarian recipe for túró. Reszelt túrós is highly recommended for those who aren’t on friendly terms with a rolling pin. The dough of this cottage cheese cake is just shredded...

Törökméz - Honeycomb toffee

Törökméz – Honeycomb toffee

Honeycomb toffee or törökméz as it’s called in Hungarian is a popular treat loved by children and grown ups alike. It is certainly one of the most fun confectioneries you can make in the...

Cottage cheese pie - Túrós pite

Túrós pite – Cottage cheese pie

If you want to eat a tasteful, soft and mellow cottage cheese pie, you have to make your own cake. Store-bought pie usually fall short of expectations, in order to avoid disappointment you’d better...

Vargabéles

Vargabéles

Vargabéles is a Transylvanian dessert, its hometown is Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). It was first made in the restaurant of the Darvas family in the 1920s or 1930s. It’s a special cake that consists of a...

Százrétű rétes / Hundred layered strudel

Layered strudel cake – Százrétű rétes

Hundred layer strudel or prekmurska gibanica – even though it’s a traditional Slovenian dessert,  transborder Hungarians living in Slovenia often bake this cake, so it has place in my recipe collection. If you see...

Lattice top sour cherry pie

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Sour cherry is one of the most popular fruits in our country, you can find at least one tree in almost every garden. Hungary is the second biggest producer of sour cherry in the...

Lakatosinas - Marzipan filled prunes in pancake batter

Lakatosinas

This is one of the most special sweets that has been published in Hungarian cookbooks for decades. Lakatosinas is actually prunes filled with marzipan, dipped in pancake batter and fried in oil. There’s no...

Mézes zserbó

Mézes zserbó – Honey Gerbeaud slices

Mézes zserbó and classic Gerbeaud slices have only 2 things in common: both of them are made up of 4 cake layers and topped with chocolate glaze. Contrary to classic zserbó the dough of...

Mákos guba - Poppy seed bread pudding

Mákos guba – Poppy seed bread pudding

Mákos guba is a mystical food: it’s dry and soggy, salty and sweet at the same time, it’s a dessert, however it’s often served as a main dish after hearty soups. But one thing...

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi is one those things that makes the Hungarian heart beat faster. It’s the sweets Hungarians living abroad miss the most. This popular cottage cheese filled chocolate bar has been produced since 1968....

Old school cocoa stir cake

Old school cocoa stir cake

Sometimes simple is best, like this easy to make cocoa cake. The simplicity of it is also the beauty of it. Trends may come and go but a cocoa cake is as popular today...

Lazy woman's strudel / Lusta asszony rétese

Lazy woman’s strudel / Lusta asszony rétese

Don’t be fooled by the name of this cake, it has nothing to do with the traditional strudel, it’s actually a fruity cottage cheese confection. It’s ideal for novice housewives and for those who...

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