Desserts

Cottage cheese crêpes

Cottage cheese crêpes

It's not a big deal to make cottage cheese crêpes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crêpes will be lighter, if...

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...

Log cake – Fatörzs

Log cake – Fatörzs

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

Kaiserschmarrn – 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...

Let’s make 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...

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...

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...

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...

Hungarian 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....

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...

Dobos torte

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...

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

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....

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...

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.

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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