Category: Desserts

Poppy seed pie - Mákos béles

Poppy seed pie – Mákos béles

If you want a poppy seed dessert for Christmas, but you don’t have time and energy to make beigli, poppy seed pie (mákos béles) is for you. The most time-consuming part of the recipe...

Poor man's cake

Poor man’s cake

Poor man’s cake is actually a bread pudding made with milk, butter, lemon zest and raisins. It’s a delicious treat and an even better way to reduce food waste. Leftover bread can easily be...

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

This mousse cake is a light summer dessert. I usually use sour cherry for the fruity layer, however, I have also made the cake with blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, and those versions were delicious...

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Currants are member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, they have long been cultivated in Europe. The berries grow in clusters on shrubs that thrive in northern climates with warm summers...

Vanilla-coconut cake

Vanilla-coconut cake

This vanilla-coconut cake consists of a cake layer, which is made with egg whites, flour and coconut, and a vanilla custard enriched with coconut, butter and whipped cream. The baking time of the cake...

Apple yeast pancakes

Apple yeast pancakes

In this recipe apples are not cut into rings, but they are diced and simply folded into a thick pancake batter, which contains yeast. The yeast creates a super fluffy pancake and also adds...

Sweet millet dumplings - Kölesgombóc

Sweet millet dumplings – Kölesgombóc

Millet (köles) was grown in the Kingdom of Hungary for centuries, it was an important food of everyday diet in the Middle Ages until its cultivation was pushed into the background by wheat and...

Meringue cookies

Meringue cookies – Habcsók

Though I’m not a big fan of meringue cookies, they are a good way to use leftover egg whites. Whipping egg whites and sugar into a light dessert such as meringues (habcsók) sounds easy,...

Walnut-vanilla cake

Walnut-vanilla cake

This walnut-vanilla cake is an old family recipe. It consists of two different cake layers and a cooked cream filling, which is enriched with creamed butter and ground walnuts. One of the cake layers...

Chestnut biscuit salami

Chestnut biscuit salami

Chestnut biscuit salami is a no-bake dessert, it’s ideal for those who would like to keep Christmas simple. It may have been inspired by the Italian chocolate salami; its creator probably felt the urge...

Breaded semolina porridge squares

Breaded semolina porridge squares

We Hungarians love breading foods. The standard three-step breading process works on a variety of meats, cheese and vegetables – and surprisingly, also on semolina porridge (tejbegríz). A dense semolina porridge is spread evenly...

Darafelfújt - Semolina pudding souffle

Darafelfújt – Semolina pudding souffle

Búzadara or gríz – these are the two Hungarian words we use for the gritty, coarse particles of wheat (regardless of the wheat’s type) that are milled down after extracting finer flour. Darafelfújt or...

Kedves szelet

Kedves szelet

Kedves szelet is an old-fashioned layered cake, which has been a beloved dessert in my family for decades. It consists of 3 soft cake layers, which contain lard and sour cream, and two kinds...

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

The hometown of wafers known today is Vienna where the first official recipe was created by Joseph Manner in 1898. He laid the foundations for the worldwide success of this sweet by inventing the...

Lemon bars

Lemon bars

The recipe of these delicious lemon bars is from my grandmother’s cookbook and it’s more than 60 years old. Lemon bars are one of the best desserts that will certainly bring a smile to...

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