Category: Desserts

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...

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....

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