Made in Hungary

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

To tell you the truth, I steer clear of store-bought ketchup because I haven't managed to make me familiar with its artificial taste. Sure, making...

Variations on cucumber salad

Variations on cucumber salad

Cucumber salad is the most popular salad in Hungary. Half of the Hungarians prefer the cucumber salad with sour cream, the other half swear by the...

Lecsó

Lecsó

Lecsó looks faintly like the French ratatouille, however, the main ingredients of this typical Hungarian summer one-course meal are pepper, tomato...

Hungarian apple pie

Hungarian apple pie

Hungarian apple pie is my favorite dessert. Its grandeur lies in the recipe's simplicity. Apple and cinnamon wrapped in short pastry - the world's...

Stuffed peppers in tomato juice

Stuffed peppers in tomato juice

A light summer dish with low carbohydrate content. It's always made of sweet wax peppers, the most common type of peppers produced in Hungary....

Ajvár

Ajvár

Ajvár is a Serbian sauce, but it becomes more and more popular in Hungary. It's made from red pepper, aubergine and garlic, served with roasted...

Heavenly apricot pie

Heavenly apricot pie

Sweet. Fragrant. Beautiful. These three words come to my mind when we are talking about apricot. It's one of the most valueable and healthy fruits....

Palots soup – Palócleves

Palots soup – Palócleves

Palots soup was invented by Johann Gundel, the founder of the Gundel dynasty. Johann arrived to Hungary in 1857 to try his luck. He made an...

Indiáner

Indiáner

The story of Indiáner relates closely to the Theater an der Wien whose intendant was Count Ferdinánd Pálffy in the first half of the 19th century....

Layered potatoes (Rakott krumpli)

Layered potatoes (Rakott krumpli)

Rakott krumpli or layered potatoes are a typical, Hungarian, baked casserole-type dish. It's made from only a few ingredients, but it contains all...

Beef shank stew

Beef shank stew

Reading the post's title a question may come up: why beef shank and not another beef part? Beef shank comes from the leg of a bull or a cow. Though...

Hen soup in Újházy style

Hen soup in Újházy style

Pursuant to an online survey this hen soup is our country's favorite soup, obligatory part of the menu of weddings and special events. It's named...

Oven baked chimney cake

Oven baked chimney cake

Chimney cake (or kürtőskalács in Hungarian) is a popular pastry specific to the Hungarian-speaking regions, mainly to Szekler Land (East...

Pig Slaughter

Pig Slaughter

Pig slaughter is a very important event in the villages, a part of the Hungarian culture for centuries. Pig is killed to provide the family with...

Beigli

Beigli

Several legends circulate about the beigli's origin, but it's sure that it appeared in Hungary in the second half of the 19th century and since then...

Szaloncukor

Szaloncukor

Szaloncukor is a traditional Hungarian Christmas candy, a real Hungarikum, which means that this candy is special, unique and only characteristic of...

Home-made Sweet Chestnut Puree

Home-made Sweet Chestnut Puree

Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) belongs to the family of beech species and it's unrelated to water and horse chestnut. Originally native to...

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is one of the most typical winter dishes in Hungary. It spread in Hungary in the 18th century due to Turkish influence. It's...

Sunflower shaped sweet bread

Sunflower shaped sweet bread

This sweet bread is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but its taste is also heavenly. It isn't as difficult to prepare it as it seems. Sunflower...

Chicken (or duck) Soup with Quince

Chicken (or duck) Soup with Quince

Chicken soup with quince is a less common form of using quince in our country. It can be made from chicken or duck. A very unusual taste for those...

Quince Paste

Quince Paste

Quince is one of the most divisive fruits: you love or hate it, but you can't be indifferent to it. 40-50 types of quince trees are grown worlwide,...

Kugler Cake

Kugler Cake

As I mentioned in the previous post, Henrik Kugler was the renowned confectioner of Budapest in the 19th century. The cream of the Hungarian...

Zserbó / Gerbeaud Slices

Zserbó / Gerbeaud Slices

Gerbeaud slice or zserbó is named after the world-famous confectionery, Café Gerbeaud, which is situated at Vörösmarty square 7 in Budapest. It's...

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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