Made in Hungary

Cat's eye

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

The origin of cat’s eye or macskaszem is lost in the mists of time, but it’s sure that it belongs to the old fashioned Hungarian granny desserts. It’s likely that this pastry was named...

Hókifli

Snow crescents – Hókifli

Rainy, misty fall days have set in, so this is a good reason to support our nervous system by boosting the endorphins and look up recipes of “weightier” sweets. Hókifli or snow crescents are...

Nero tea biscuits

Nero tea biscuits

Don’t let yourself be deceived by the name of the biscuits, it has concern neither with the Roman Emperor nor with the CD burning software. In Hungary the Nero name as a collective noun...

Pork patties / Fasírt

Fasírt – Pork patties

Fasírt – this magical word can make any Hungarian heart throb. It’s the king of canteens and everyday kitchens, an indispensable attendant of vegetable stews in the Hungarian cuisine. Fasírt means both meat loaf...

Striped butter cookies

Striped butter cookies

These striped disks are not only showy, but also yummy. I think shortcrust pastry is the most perfect and most delicious dough for cookies, other types of dough can’t be a match to it....

Temesvári pork loin

Temesvári pork loin

Today recipe is a delicious pork dish named after the Transylvanian town, Temesvár or Timisoara; it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the third biggest city of Romania. This dish is basically a...

Layered cauliflower

Layered cauliflower

There are several layered dishes in the Hungarian cuisine, they are usually made with some kind of meat and vegetable like potato, sauerkraut, kale or cauliflower. Cauliflower is very popular in Hungary and often...

Fisherman's soup in bogrács

Hungarian fisherman’s soup

Unfortunately, we Hungarians are not a fish eating nation, the annual fish consumption is insignificant, only the fish sales during the Christmas season can improve the statistics. Though we don’t have seashore, Hungary is...

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

Hungarian cottage cheese bundles

I was seeking for a dessert recipe in my cookbooks when the description of these lovely cottage cheese bundles got into my hands. I last baked them years ago, so it was time to...

Plum jam dumplings

Plum jam dumplings

Potato dough is the base of many Hungarian dishes, among others, nudli, gombóc (dumpling) and derelye (flat dumpling) can be made from it. It’s much easier to make potato dough than you think. There...

Hungarian white bread

Hungarian white bread

20th August is St. Stephen’s Day in Hungary, our greatest national holiday, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. We commemorate the foundation of the Hungarian state, and remember Stephen...

Slambuc

Slambuc

Slambuc is an old Hungarian pastoral dish, which is made with bacon, noodles and potatoes. It’s cooked in bogrács, if not, it can’t be called slambuc. It originates from Hajdú-Bihar county, it was likely...

Hungarian chicken paprikash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash can be called as the alpha and omega of the Hungarian cuisine, this classic dish is the highlight of Sunday lunches. It’s one of the most famous variations on the paprikash preparations,...

Chocolate bilberry crescents

Chocolate-bilberry crescents

In Hungary obtaining bilberries requires some planning and forward-thinking. If you are lucky enough, you can buy them on the local market, otherwise you need to look for a “dealer” or picker, who can...

Apricot slices

Apricot slices

The sweet and tart apricot is in season in July, however, due to drought, this year’s yield is lower than usual in Hungary. Inspite of that I managed to find luscious, tree-ripened apricots on...

Gooseberry sauce

Gooseberry sauce

Hungary is suffering from a cruel heat wave, in such a hot weather light and sourish foods take priority. Fruit sauces are as popular as vegetable stews (főzelék) in Hungary, they are generally served as...