Sour cherry – chestnut cake

by | Jul 20, 2016 | Desserts

The annual consumption of chestnut in Hungary is about 2000-3000 tons, most of this quantity (despite that chestnut is a versatile food that can be used in both salty and sweet dishes)  is eaten as a purée with whipped cream (the latter is among the 10 best-loved desserts in our country). Chestnut is, however, used in cakes and pastries as well.

Hungarian store-bought chestnut purée is quick-frozen and 250 grams in weight. This purée is usually combined with butter and whipped cream, and flavoured with rum and vanilla. Chestnut is often paired with sour cherries, which can compensate its sweetness.

Sour cherry-chestnut cake
Sour cherry – chestnut 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.

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