Desserts

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Sour cherry is one of the most popular fruits in our country, you can find at least one tree in almost every garden. Hungary is the second biggest...

Lakatosinas

Lakatosinas

This is one of the most special sweets that has ever been published in Hungarian cookbooks. Lakatosinas is actually prunes filled with marzipan,...

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi is one those things that makes the Hungarian heart beat faster. It's the sweets Hungarians living abroad miss the most. This popular...

Old school cocoa stir cake

Old school cocoa stir cake

Sometimes simple is best, like this easy to make cocoa cake. The simplicity of it is also the beauty of it. Trends may come and go but a cocoa cake...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

Hungarian 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,...

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...

Rum-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...

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...

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.

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.

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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