Made in Hungary

Hungarian punch cake – Puncstorta

Hungarian punch cake – Puncstorta

Pink and rum - these are the words that come to every Hungarian's mind when they hear punch cake. Though the composition of the filling may vary,...

Frankfurter rolls

Frankfurter rolls

Frankfurter rolls, as a member of pigs in a blanket type foods, are very popular in Hungary. Stores supply a wide range of virsli (that's how we...

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

The homeland of dishes with tarragon is Transylvania, this versatile herb has a long tradition in the Transylvanian cuisine. Tarragon has an intense...

Ham scones

Ham scones

Leftover Easter ham usually gives plenty to think about, its using up usually puts your creativity to the test. This year I ground the leftover...

Semolina dumplings – Grízgaluska

Semolina dumplings – Grízgaluska

Chicken broth is often served in Hungary with semolina dumplings. Making those fluffy dumplings is always a great challenge because you have to find...

Bean goulash – Babgulyás

Bean goulash – Babgulyás

Bean goulash is similar to the traditional gulyás, but instead of potatoes it's made with dried beans. In Hungary pinto beans are the most commonly...

Goosefoot cake – Lúdláb torta

Goosefoot cake – Lúdláb torta

Its popularity is equal to Rigó Jancsi, at hearing its name chocolate fans sigh pleasurably evoking the taste of rum soaked sour cherries hidden in...

Hungarian venison stew

Hungarian venison stew

Hungary is literally a large and contiguous game preserve, where most of the game stock lives free, in their natural surroundings. The country,...

Potato pasta – Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta – Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta, also known as gránátos kocka or grenadírmars, is a simple and cheap dish made from potatoes and noodles. Despite that its recipe...

Hungarian layered millet mush

Hungarian layered millet mush

Millet is one of those ancient grains that have been used throughout the ages and across many countries, and have played an important role in human...

How to cook a Hungarian Easter ham

How to cook a Hungarian Easter ham

Easter is an important cultural and Christian tradition celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is also linked to the Jewish...

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

It's only a few days now until Easter, and it's time to think up what to bake for the holiday. If you are in a hurry, and the thought of desserts...

Búvártúrós

Búvártúrós

The name of this dessert is another proof of the uniqueness of our language: Hungarian language is cut out for playing with the words and creating...

Garlic chicken soup

Garlic chicken soup

Family recipes are really appreciated when a loved one passes away, and you realize that those earlier underrated dishes can also keep their...

Esterházy torta

Esterházy torta

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections....

Molnárka

Molnárka

Making bakery products at home always reminds me of the good old days. Today's mass production just verifies my opinion that (almost) everything was...

Hortobágy meat crêpes

Hortobágy meat crêpes

Hortobágy crêpes are considered as one of the most traditional Hungarian dishes, whose recipe was created for the Brussels World Fair in 1958,...

Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

Wasp nest – Darázsfészek

Fortunately, this wasp nest has nothing to do with those angry insects, darázsfészek in this case means yeast pastry rolls with creamed butter...

Cottage cheese crêpes

Cottage cheese crêpes

It's not a big deal to make cottage cheese crêpes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crêpes will be lighter, if...

Transylvanian sour cabbage rolls

Transylvanian sour cabbage rolls

Stuffed cabbage can be called as one of the basic foods of the Hungarian cuisine, it has a big cult in the Hungarian inhabited regions, only stews...

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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