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Floating islands – Madártej

Floating islands – Madártej

Meringue floating on crème anglaise - this is the composition of this simple and light dessert of French origin. In Europe it's known by different...

Langalló – The Hungarian pizza

Langalló – The Hungarian pizza

Langalló, kenyérlángos, töki pompos, Scythian pizza - they all are the names of an old Hungarian food. Langalló is a flat bread, similar to the...

Hungarian bundt cake with raisins

Hungarian bundt cake with raisins

There is no room for doubt that bundt cake entered the history of gastronomy as a status symbol of the kitchens of the middle class at the turn of...

Hungarian braided sweet bread

Hungarian braided sweet bread

Easter without kalács (this is the Hungarian name of sweet bread) is like Christmas without Christmas tree. Hungarian kalács is similar to the...

Gundel crepes

Gundel crepes

We are a crepe eating nation. I have met nobody who isn't fond of those beautiful paper thin pancakes. They can be sweet or salty, rolled up,...

Linzer cookies

Linzer cookies

I guess there's propably nobody who hasn't heard about linzer cookies. It's one of the oldest pastries known all around the world. In view of the...

Rigó Jancsi

Rigó Jancsi

This old fashioned cake keeps the memory of a Hungarian-Belgian romantic story. It was named after Rigó Jancsi (1858-1927), who was a famous...

Brassói aprópecsenye

Brassói aprópecsenye

Brassói aprópecsenye literally means tiny roasts from Brasov; however, these "roasts" are in fact bits of pork fried up and served on a bed of fried...

Mézes krémes

Mézes krémes

Mézes krémes is a delectable dessert, which is an excellent representative of those typical Hungarian cakes that are made from kneaded dough and...

Cheese straws

Cheese straws

It's a piece of cake to make these light and crispy cheese straws, which are inevitable accesories of beer drinking with friends. Just knead a...

Hungarian pork jelly – Kocsonya

Hungarian pork jelly – Kocsonya

In Hungary pork jelly or kocsonya is known as a main dish, usually cooked during the carnival season. As a Hungarian journalist said, kocsonya is...

Paprika crescents

Paprika crescents

The recipe of paprika crescents originates from the region of Kalocsa, a small town on the Southern Great Plain, 110 kilometres from Budapest, near...

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels can be baked at home, there is no wizardry in it. The only thing you need is a handy kitchen gadget, a pretzel cutter...

Lentil salad

Lentil salad

Lentil is one of our oldest sources of food. This legume originates from Asia and it has been part of the human diet since neolithic times, being...

Moscauer

Moscauer

Moscauer is closely related to the famous Florentine, these small tea biscuits are mainly baked on festive occasions. It would be hard to find out...

Non plus ultra

Non plus ultra

The Latin phrase in the title that first appeared in the Book of Job and everyday language took over it from the Bible is the attributive and also...

Tarkedli, the Czech donut

Tarkedli, the Czech donut

Tarkedli (or talkedli) is a Czech donut that appeared in the Hungarian cuisine first in the 19th century. In the sometime Austro-Hungarian Monarchy...

Leek soup

Leek soup

Leek is a super winter vegetable that plays a leading role in several dishes like leek soup, one-course meals and side dishes. It's a...

Celeriac salad

Celeriac salad

Although winter is coming, we don't even need to give up on fresh salads during those frosty months. There are some seasonal vegetables that can be...

Banana leaves from Orosháza

Banana leaves from Orosháza

Banana leaves are a brioche-like pastry, that are named after their shape, and contrary to their name they don't contain banana. It's made from a...

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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