Category: Desserts

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...

Coconut cookie roll / Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll – Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll is an easy-to-make, no bake confection. Its dough is made from háztartási keksz, square shaped all-purpose crackers with a slightly sweet, neutral taste. If you use sweeter cookies, feel free to...

Sour cherry-chestnut cake

Sour cherry – chestnut cake

The annual consumption of chestnut in Hungary is about 2000-3000 tons, most of this quantity (despite that chestnut is a versatile food that can be used in both salty and sweet dishes)  is eaten...

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

This bread pudding is actually the summer version of the well known mákos guba. It’s similarly made with stale crescents soaked in vanilla custard. Instead of poppy seeds, however, I use ground walnuts and...

Meggyes-pite / Sour cherry squares

Meggyes pite – Sour cherry squares

The history of pies dates back thousands of years. Archaeological finds prove that people already baked filled pastries 9500 BC. Those pies with salty (meat, fish or vegetable) filling were foods for travelling. Sweet...

Raspberry foam cake

Raspberry foam cake

In June Hungarian raspberries burst into season and they are busy swelling to their full splendour. Growing raspberries is a great way to enjoy your own tasty fruits year after year and to make...

Strawberry millet squares / Epres kölesmálé

Strawberry millet squares/ Epres kölesmálé

Did you know that millet can be a great base of delicious desserts? The Hungarian kölesmálé is a good example how this grain can be used in a different, sweet way. Cook the millet...

Strawberry cottage cheese cake

Strawberry cottage cheese cake

The strawberry season lasts from mid-May till mid-June in Hungary, and market stalls are now sagging under the weight of the queen of the fruits. Strawberries belong to the family of roses, and they...

Leipzig slices / Lipcsei szelet

Leipzig slices – Lipcsei szelet

It’s not clear whether this cake was named after the largest city of Saxony, or its contriver’s family name was Lipcsei / Leipzig, but it’s sure that it’s a 50-60 year old recipe, which...