Made in Hungary

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

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....

Snow crescents – 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...

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...

Fasírt – Pork patties

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...

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...

Temesvár pork loin

Temesvár 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...

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...

Hungarian fisherman’s soup

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...

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...

Plum jam dumplings

Plum jam dumplings

Potato dough is the base of many Hungarian dishes, among others, nudli, gombóc (dumplings) and derelye (flat dumplings) can be made from it. It's...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Pork stew in Bakony style

Pork stew in Bakony style

There are several dishes in Hungary that are made in Bakony style, named after Bakony, the westernmost and largest member of the Transdanubian...

Rice pudding with fruits

Rice pudding with fruits

Fruity rice pudding is an easy-peasy dessert that makes hot summer days bearable. It's a classic comfort food well loved the world over. Cooking the...

Hungarian yellow bean soup

Hungarian yellow bean soup

In Hungary the most widely planted bean type is yellow bean, this variety is more popular than green bean. Yellow beans belong to the family of snap...

Hungarian krémes

Hungarian krémes

Mille-feuille, mille foglie, Napoleon, vanilla slice, Crèmeschnitte, krémes - several names, but one recipe. They all refer to a much-loved dessert...

Lettuce soup

Lettuce soup

It's June and lettuce plants are growing their heads industriously in our garden. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to tell you about this super...

Elderflower soft drink

Elderflower soft drink

Hungary is in elderflower season right now and it's the perfect time to make a refreshing drink from the heavily scented blossoms of Sambucus...

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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