Made in Hungary

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...

Fruit soup

Fruit soup

Strange though it may seem, in Hungary fruit soup is eaten as a soup, not as a dessert. If you look for Hungarian fruit soup in cyberspace, the...

White kidney bean stew

White kidney bean stew

In the Hungarian cuisine dry pinto beans are commonly used, mainly for soup and sólet. However, dry bean stew is made with white kidney beans. This...

Rose doughnuts – Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts – Rózsafánk

Rose doughnuts shine like gems among the carnival desserts. Making these very spectacular pastries is not as difficult as it looks. It requires...

Ischler cookies

Ischler cookies

Ischler is an Austrian confection, named after the famous spa town Bad Ischl that Franz Joseph I of Austria chose for his summer residence. Bad...

Raised crullers – Kelt csöröge

Raised crullers – Kelt csöröge

Carnival celebrations are in full swing and we come to our next doughnut. Crullers or csörögefánk are small pastries made of rich, sweetened dough...

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very...

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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