Made in Hungary

Wax bean stew

Wax bean stew

In Hungary wax beans or yellow beans are more popular than green beans, soup and stew (főzelék) are more often made with them. Wax beans do not contain chlorophyll, this is the reason why...

Classic salty tea biscuits

Classic salty tea biscuits

These salty tea biscuits are often served at parties and weddings in Hungary. They are heavy and dense, as neither yeast nor baking powder can be found in the dough, which is loaded with...

Round challah

Round challah – Kerek barhesz

Challah (barhesz) is an iconic food of the Jewish cuisine. The term challah is applied to any bread that is used in Jewish rituals, it doesn’t have anything to do with a bread’s appearance....

Cauliflower soup with green peas and nokedli

Cauliflower soup with green peas and nokedli

I have recently learned a new cauliflower soup recipe, which is lighter than the old family recipe I shared. This soup is thickened with cream instead of roux, and besides the vegetables it also...

Meringue cookies

Meringue cookies – Habcsók

Though I’m not a big fan of meringue cookies, they are a good way to use leftover egg whites. Whipping egg whites and sugar into a light dessert such as meringues (habcsók) sounds easy,...

Walnut-vanilla cake

Walnut-vanilla cake

This walnut-vanilla cake is an old family recipe. It consists of two different cake layers and a cooked cream filling, which is enriched with creamed butter and ground walnuts. One of the cake layers...

Egérke - Spoon doughnuts

Egérke – Spoon doughnuts

Egérke is a simple Hungarian spoon doughnut recipe (similar to tarkedli), which requires just basic ingredients, so there is a good chance you will have it all on hand. Egérke translates to tiny mouse,...

Lacipecsenye

Lacipecsenye

Lacipecsenye is a popular fair food in Hungary, the main attraction of lacikonyha. Lacikonyha is a food stall at fair, which provides fried and roasted meats, fish, hurka and sausage. Lacipecsenye is made from...

Chestnut biscuit salami

Chestnut biscuit salami

Chestnut biscuit salami is a no-bake dessert, it’s ideal for those who would like to keep Christmas simple. It may have been inspired by the Italian chocolate salami; its creator probably felt the urge...

Rugelach

Rugelach

There has been a debate over its origin, but one thing is for sure, rugelach is a light and flaky, crescent-shaped Jewish pastry usually made for Hanukkah and To BiShvat. While some insist that...

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