Hungarian coconut cubes

by | Nov 3, 2015 | Desserts

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 a simple sponge cake; however, their base is a soft honey cake. Sour cream is the key element that makes the cake light and fluffy, so it won’t be dry and choking, which are the earmarks of bad coconut cubes. The batter doesn’t contain coconut, it’s just used for the coating. The cubes are dipped into a hot chocolate sauce and rolled into shredded coconut.

Coconut cubes
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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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