Category: Desserts

Flódni

Flódni

As the saying goes if you want to eat good flódni, you’ll have to visit Hungary. The homeland of flódni is Hungary, but nowadays it’s also offered in other parts of the world as...

Poppy seed potato dumplings

Poppy seed potato dumplings – Mákos nudli

Hungarian nudli is a kind of potato dumplings, similar to the Italian gnocchi. It’s made of a light potato dough (it’s actually the same dough used for plum dumplings), which is rolled into ropes...

5 layer cocoa slices

5 layer cocoa slices

These extra soft, very delicious 5 layer cocoa slices are a very simple, nothing special confection; they look like wafer biscuits, though they aren’t made of thin and crispy wafer, but a soft, kneaded...

Russian cream torte

Russian cream torte – Oroszkrém torta

The recipe of Russian cream torte appeared and was widepsread between the World Wars. Despite its name this torte has nothing to do with the Russians; it was invented by a Hungarian pastry chef,...

Hungarian rice pudding souffle

Rizskoch – Hungarian rice pudding souffle

Rizskoch is a turbo version of the normal rice pudding, a kind of souffle improved by adding eggs to it. As a first step you have to make a rice pudding, and once it’s...

Chocolate walnut slices

Chocolate-walnut slices

The recipe of these supernal chocolate-walnut slices is more than 60 years old, my granny left it to us in her cookbook. Walnut is a popular ingredient of pastries baked during the fall-winter season...

Coconut cubes

Hungarian coconut cubes

Coconut isn’t a typical Hungarian ingredient, but there are a few Hungarian recipes that call for shredded coconut. One of those is coconut cubes. Many people think, wrongly, that those cubes are made of...

Apple pancake rings

Apple pancake rings

Apple has been accompanying the history of humanity, there are only a few fruits that have such a long past as the apple. Apple’s story dates back to the Stone Age, European folks already...

Dobos torta

Dobos torte

Dobos torte is the best and most famous Hungarian torte made of 6 paperthin sponge cake layers, filled with chocolate butter cream and topped with caramel slices. This six-layer cake was named after József...

Cat's eye

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

The origin of cat’s eye or macskaszem is lost in the mists of time, but it’s sure that it belongs to the old fashioned Hungarian granny desserts. It’s likely that this pastry was named...

Apricot slices

Apricot slices

The sweet and tart apricot is in season in July, however, due to drought, this year’s yield is lower than usual in Hungary. Inspite of that I managed to find luscious, tree-ripened apricots on...

Rice pudding

Rice pudding with fruits

Fruity rice pudding is an easy-peasy dessert that makes hot summer days bearable. It’s a classic comfort food well loved the world over. Cooking the rice is the most time consuming phase, which requires...

Házi krémes

Hungarian krémes

Mille-feuille, mille foglie, Napoleon, vanilla slice, Crèmeschnitte, krémes – several names, but one recipe. They all refer to a much-loved dessert eaten all over the world which is made up of puff pastry and...

Madártej

Floating islands

Meringue floating on crème anglaise – this is the composition of this simple and light dessert of French origin. In Europe it’s known by different names: in France it’s called oeufs à la neige...

Mézes tészta

Honey-vanilla squares / Mézes tészta

As I haven’t found better translation for mézes tészta, I decided to use the term honey-vanilla squares. Honey-flavoured cakes are very mouth-watering, but you have to be very patient until the first bites since...

Gundel-crepes

Gundel crepes

We are a crepe eating nation. I have met nobody who isn’t fond of those beautiful paper thin pancakes. They can be sweet or salty, rolled up, layered or folded into quarters, filled with...