Made in Hungary

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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