Sárgatúró – Hungarian Easter egg cheese

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Desserts

Hungarian Easter egg cheese is a tricky food as it looks like a cheese, but it tastes like a solid sweet custard. Sárgatúró is an egg and milk based dish, which is an important part of the Easter menu in North-eastern Hungary.

According to the religious traditions of Greek Catholics and Catholics Easter foods (ham, paschal bread and Easter cheese) are taken in a basket covered with embroidered linens to the church for blessing and after that they are served for breakfast on Easter Sunday.

Easter egg cheese is usually flavoured with vanilla extract or vanilla sugar, however lemon zest and raisins can be also often found among the ingredients, it’s up to you if you add them to your egg cheese or not.

Hungarian Easter egg cheese
Hungarian Easter egg cheese – 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.

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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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