Category: Desserts

Punch cake / Puncstorta

Hungarian punch cake – Puncstorta

Pink and rum – these are the words that come to every Hungarian’s mind when they hear punch cake. Though the composition of the filling may vary, one thing is sure: the Hungarian punch...

Goosefoot cake / Lúdláb torta

Goosefoot cake – Lúdláb torta

Its popularity is equal to Rigó Jancsi, at hearing its name chocolate fans sigh pleasurably evoking the taste of rum soaked sour cherries hidden in the dark chocolate cream filling. There are no authentic...

Coconut chocolate balls / Kókuszgolyó

Chocolate coconut balls – Kókuszgolyó

Chocolate coconut balls are simple, but delicious desserts. You just have to combine the ingredients, shape balls and roll them into shredded coconut. The base of the mass is Hungarian all pupose crackers (háztartási...

White walnut-cocoa slices

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

It’s only a few days now until Easter, and it’s time to think up what to bake for the holiday. If you are in a hurry, and the thought of desserts requiring considerable effort...

Búvártúrós

Búvártúrós

The name of this dessert is another proof of the uniqueness of our language: Hungarian language is cut out for playing with the words and creating witty expressions. The literal translation of búvártúrós could...

Eszterházy torta / Eszterházy cake

Esterházy torta

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections. This Hungarian cake was invented in the 19th century by unknown...

Chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares

Chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares

When I found the recipe of these chocolate-raspberry-poppy seed squares, I didn’t even think that they would be so gorgeous. They are really addictive, my family asked me to keep them in the repertoire....

Hungarian cottage cheese crepes

Cottage cheese crépes

It’s not a big deal to make crépes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crépes will be lighter, if you sift the flour before adding to the...

Hungarian royal icing filled isler / Habos isler

The Hungarian royal icing filled isler – Habos isler

The Hungarian isler filled with royal icing (habos isler), apart from its shape and the chocolate glaze, has nothing to do with its namesake, the traditional Austrian ischler. This cookie is a rarity from...

Bonfire stack / Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very simple, but variable dessert. This dainty is actually...

Golden walnut dumplings / Aranygaluska

Golden walnut dumplings – Aranygaluska

Aranygaluska is a Hungarian Jewish dessert, generally baked for Purim. The name aranygaluska literally means “golden dumpling” and by the 1880s, this dessert was being referred to in Hungarian literature. Hungarians who immigrated to...

Log cake / Fatörzs

Log cake – Fatörzs

This log has nothing to do with the winter firewood, this cake (fatörzs in Hungarian) is a premium version of swiss roll: a simple sponge cake roll filled and covered with an orange flavoured...

Császármorzsa

Kaiserschmarrn – Császármorzsa

Though Kaiserschmarrn is basically an Austrian dessert, but due to the years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy it has been tightly integrated into the Hungarian cuisine, as well. Kaiserschmarrn translates in English...

Hungarian-cream-puffs

Hungarian cream puffs – Képviselőfánk

Hungarian cream puffs are so amazing and splendid, much better than profiteroles or éclairs; I always make them for Christmas. They are called képviselőfánk in Hungarian, which literally means “representative’s doughnut”. Officially the origin...

Orange-walnut szaloncukor

Let’s make szaloncukor

Szaloncukor has been an essential element of the Hungarian Christmas since the 19th century (you can read about its story here). Nowadays every decent confectionery factory that is present on the Hungarian market also...