Made in Hungary

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer is the best thing that can happen to chicken. High quality beer made from malt and hop gives  the meat beautiful, shiny color and makes it very soft and scrumptious. Don’t worry, the...

Lightning fast cocoa snails

Lightning fast cocoa snails

The dough of these rolls is yeast free, requiring neither folding nor proofing. Cottage cheese is the key element, it makes the snails butter-soft. Hungarian cottage cheese is quite dry and crumbly, if you...

Pandour's soup / Pandúrleves

Pandúrleves – Pandour’s soup

This soup is named after pandours, originally Serbian and Croatian soldiers who were on duty at the southern borders of the Hungarian kingdom. Later in the 19th century, between 1867-1881 (before the national gendarmerie...

Poppy seed noodles - Mákos tészta

Poppy seed noodles – Mákos tészta

Making this dish is the quickest way to enjoy poppy seeds instantly. There’s no kneading, no waiting, just cook some noodles and combine them with ground poppy seeds and sugar (you can replace sugar...

Sour cream crescents

Sour cream crescents

Besides bread rolls crescents are the most popular bakery products in Hungary. The number of crescent types is infinite, they can be varied in many ways. The following recipe is very simple, though it...

Savoy cabbage stew

Savoy cabbage stew

Due to its attractive deep green colouring and crinkly leaves savoy cabbage popularity has never waned. Savoy cabbage is a very versatile brassica, its flavor is mild and earhty, and the leaves are tender...

Old school cocoa stir cake

Old school cocoa stir cake

Sometimes simple is best, like this easy to make cocoa cake. The simplicity of it is also the beauty of it. Trends may come and go but a cocoa cake is as popular today...

Green pea soup

Green pea soup

Green peas are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green seeds. Peas probably have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Today, this versatile legume is grown all...

Lazy woman's strudel / Lusta asszony rétese

Lazy woman’s strudel / Lusta asszony rétese

Don’t be fooled by the name of this cake, it has nothing to do with the traditional strudel, it’s actually a fruity cottage cheese confection. It’s ideal for novice housewives and for those who...

Creamy garlic soup

Creamy garlic soup

“If everyone ate more garlic, the world would be a happy place” – this saying comes from the famous food author Ruth Reichl and I completely agree with her. Garlic is one of the...

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Chicken dishes are generally light and contain only a small amount of fat. However it doesn’t apply to the following recipe. This food is heavy, spicy and fatty, calling for a large bucket of...

Coconut cookie roll / Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll – Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll is an easy-to-make, no bake confection. Its dough is made from háztartási keksz, square shaped all-purpose crackers with a slightly sweet, neutral taste. If you use sweeter cookies, feel free to...

Cserta menti kanászleves

Cserta menti kanászleves

The name of this soup is another proof of the uniqueness of the Hungarian language. The English translation that can broadly describe its meaning sounds quite awkwardly: swineherd’s soup along Cserta. Cserta is a...

Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka – Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka is an old member of the Hungarian pasta repertoire, which has lost some of its glamour lately. The noodles are not only cooked, but also baked, topped with a savory ham-sour cream...

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Hódmezővásárhely, a city in Southeast Hungary (25 km far from Szeged), has been one of the economic and cultural centers of the Great Hungarian Plain for centuries. The city’s name – which literally translates...

Sour cherry-chestnut cake

Sour cherry – chestnut cake

The annual consumption of chestnut in Hungary is about 2000-3000 tons, most of this quantity (despite that chestnut is a versatile food that can be used in both salty and sweet dishes)  is eaten...