Méteres kalács – Meter-long cake

by | Mar 22, 2024 | Desserts

Méteres kalács or meter-long cake, which is usually less than a meter, is a bicolor loaf-shaped cake made from yellow and brown sponge cakes, which are layered with buttercream or pudding, and covered with a chocolate glaze. Méteres kalács is traditionally served during Easter or Christmas, and it’s also a popular wedding dessert in Hungary. The cake is cut at an oblique angle to create an alternating pale and brown pattern on each slice.

Méteres kalács - Meter-long cake
Méteres kalács – Meter-long cake – photo: zserbo.com
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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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