Desserts

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mignon

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...

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...

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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