Category: Desserts

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...

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...

Hungarian Easter Egg Cheese - Sárgatúró

Sárgatúró – Hungarian Easter egg cheese

Hungarian Easter egg cheese is a tricky food as it looks like a cheese, but it tastes like a solid sweet custard. Sárgatúró is an egg and milk based dish, which is an important...

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...

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