Desserts

Berliner cake

Berliner cake

Berliner cake is an old-school pastry, which is only avaible in a few confectioneries countrywide. One of them is the Rigó Jancsi confectionery in...

Plum butter and vanilla cake

Plum butter and vanilla cake

Plum butter, with its concentrated plum flavor and smooth consistency, plays a starring role in this delectable plum butter and vanilla cake, making...

Chocolate sheet cake

Chocolate sheet cake

Chocolate sheet cake is a convenient way to serve a crowd. Once the cake is baked, it isn’t filled. It is simply topped with a chocolate ganache...

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Jelly roll cake, also known as Swiss roll or piskótatekercs in Hungarian, is a delightful and versatile dessert that has captured the hearts of many...

Fanta cake

Fanta cake

The recipe of Fanta cake, which is a playful fusion of unexpected ingredients, started to spread among the Hungarian housewives in the 90's. At...

Blackberry and white chocolate cake

Blackberry and white chocolate cake

Shiny black, sweet-tart blackberries are a summer staple, they are not only good for health, but they also add a burst of flavor and vibrant color...

Rezi szelet

Rezi szelet

Rezi szelet is a cake consisting of walnut, cocoa and poppy seed cake layers. It's filled with a mixture of semolina porridge and creamed butter,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

Meringue cookies – Habcsók

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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