Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

by | Nov 10, 2023 | Desserts

Jelly roll cake, also known as Swiss roll or piskótatekercs in Hungarian, is a delightful and versatile dessert that has captured the hearts of many sweet-toothed individuals around the world. This delectable treat typically consists of a light and airy sponge cake that is rolled into a log shape with a delicious jelly or fruit filling. In Hungary, the classic jelly roll cake is usually spread with apricot jam, infusing the dessert with a burst of fruity flavor.

Jelly roll cake - Piskótatekercs
Jelly roll cake – Piskótatekercs – 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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