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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 and/or ground walnuts. These walnut “snails” are generally served as a...

Hungarian cottage cheese crepes

Cottage cheese crêpes

It’s not a big deal to make crêpes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crêpes will be lighter, if you sift the flour before adding to the...

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 can rival this gorgeous dish in popularity....

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow is a kind of summer squash, it’s typically larger and longer than zucchini, with smooth, thin peel that can range in color from light beige to deep green. Vegetable marrow is low...

Pozsony crescents / Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony is the Hungarian name for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, the hometown of these amazing crescents. Pozsony crescents can be considered as the small version of beigli, which are known under different names:...

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 first recipe that will certainly come...

Hungarian royal icing filled isler / Habos isler

The Hungarian royal icing filled isler – Habos isler

The Hungarian isler filled with royal icing (habos isler), apart from its shape and the chocolate glaze, has nothing to do with its namesake, the traditional Austrian ischler. This cookie is a rarity from...

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 dish is so thick and nutritious that one...

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 patience and some handiness, but it’s a good opportunity for creative...

Hungarian egg drop soup

Hungarian egg drop soup – Savanyú tojásleves

Hungarian egg drop soup is a traditional, cheap and easy-to-cook dish, which is served often in households and hash houses, as well. It consists of an onion blond roux, beaten and poached eggs, flavoured...

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 twisted or curled, and fried in deep fat. Csöröge known...

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 simple, but variable dessert. This dainty is actually...

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