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Bácskai rizses hús

Pork stew with rice / Bácskai rizseshús

Bácskai rizseshús is a simple pork or (in some regions) chicken stew cooked with rice. I usually use pork shoulder because it’s fattier than pork leg, but you can choose lean meat if you...

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 Jewish challah eaten on Sabbath and holidays; it’s traditionally baked for...

Mézes tészta

Honey-vanilla squares / Mézes tészta

As I haven’t found better translation for mézes tészta, I decided to use the term honey-vanilla squares. Honey-flavoured cakes are very mouth-watering, but you have to be very patient until the first bites since...

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, layered or folded into quarters, filled with...

Linzer cookies

Linzer cookies

I guess there’s propably nobody who hasn’t heard about linzer. It’s one of the oldest pastries known all around the world. In view of the ingredients the ancient Romans already baked something similar, but...

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 Hungarian gypsy violinist and toured with his orchestra all around Europe....

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 potatoes. On the basis of its name...

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 cooked filling. Mézes krémes is a honey flavoured pastry filled with...

Salty cheese sticks

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 dough, roll it out, brush with egg yolk, sprinkle...

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza is a traditional Hungarian pasta dish that consists of egg noodles, curd cheese, sour cream and smoked bacon. The noodles are cooked in salted water, drained, mixed with curd cheese, topped with...

Magnates walnut pie

Magnate’s walnut pie

My grandmother often baked this walnut pie, especially for holidays. This pie can be stored without refrigeration, and it was a great thing in the old days when fridge didn’t even exist. Although written...

Pork jelly

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 “the etheral essence of pork”. It’s not far from...

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