Női szeszély – Women’s whim cake

by | Jun 11, 2020 | Desserts

Női szeszély is an old Hungarian recipe, which was very popular decades ago. The origin of its name isn’t known, but the different versions that float around may suggest that the ingredients women used to make this cake depended on their actual (whimsical) mood.

The most varied part of this pastry is the base, some recipes call for a yeasted dough, others make it with a sponge batter. I usually favor yeast dough, but this time I chose an easy recipe of női szeszély with a baking powder batter. All you have to do is to mix up butter, egg yolks, flour and milk. I never baked this cake before, but it could change after this first successful attempt.

Női szeszély - Women's whim cake
Női szeszély – Women’s whim cake – photo: zserbo.com
To read the recipe, become a member or log in.
Log in Join Now


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.

Pin It on Pinterest