Túró Rudi torta

by | Oct 7, 2016 | Desserts

Túró Rudi is one those things that makes the Hungarian heart beat faster. It’s the sweets Hungarians living abroad miss the most. This popular cottage cheese filled chocolate bar has been produced since 1968. The “Rudi” in the product name comes from the Hungarian rúd, which translates to rod or bar, and is also a nickname for the name Rudolf.

Túró Rudi
Túró Rudi – photo: Flickr / Judit Klein

The recipe of Túró Rudi was developed after a study trip to the Soviet Union, and it was based on a Russian round confection made with curd cheese, butter and fat mixed together, and covered with dark chocolate.
Sándor Klein, a teacher at the Budapest University of Technology, gave the product its name, which sparked off a debate as people thought the name was vulgar because the word “Rudi” also has an erotic meaning in the Hungarian language. So Túró Rudi was censored and had to start its carrier without advertisment. But the name stayed, and throughout the 1970s, turned out to be very successful.

Making Túró Rudi at home is not impossible, but those small bars require a lot of time and handiness. The following cake successfully reproduces the flavours of Túró Rudi, and its preparation won’t drive you up the wall.

Túró Rudi torta
Túró Rudi torta – 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.

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

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