Category: Desserts

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...

Buckwheat cake

Buckwheat cake

More and more people are paying attention to healthy eating. However, we tend to spend a fortune on expensive superfoods instead of discovering cheap, healthy and versatile ingredients. Buckwheat (hajdina in Hungarian) may be...

Cottage cheese pancakes

Cottage cheese pancakes

This recipe is a piece of cake – you just mix all the ingredients together and fry the batter in batches until both sides are golden brown. I usually serve these cottage cheese pancakes...

Fruitcake

Fruitcake

Fruitcake shows up every year at Christmas, though it isn’t everyone’s favourite holiday treat. Mass-produced fruitcakes created the classic image of a dry, leaden cake that drove a nail into the coffin in the...

Walnut-honey coffee cake

Walnut-honey coffee cake

This walnut-honey coffee cake is light and fluffy and when it’s baking, it will make your house smell like fall. It has a rich taste due to the cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg-allspice blend and the toasted chopped...

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...

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