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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...

Lard scones – Zsíros pogácsa

Lard scones – Zsíros pogácsa

Lard is your friend, escpecially if you are a Hungarian. These lard scones are a good example how lard can turn ordinary foods into tasty wonders....

Kokosh cake – Kakaós kalács

Kokosh cake – Kakaós kalács

A few weeks ago I got an email whose sender was looking for the recipe of kokosh cake. I couldn't help her instantly, as I had never heard of it...

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...

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...

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...

Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls

Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls

Kakastaréj is a walnut filled, crescent shaped sweet pastry from Hajdúböszörmény, a little town in the eastern part of Hungary. The word kakastaréj...

Breaded semolina porridge squares

Breaded semolina porridge squares

We Hungarians love breading foods. The standard three-step breading process works on a variety of meats, cheese and vegetables - and surprisingly,...

Dried bean soup with quince

Dried bean soup with quince

Dried bean soups are hearty and perfect for chilly days. My grandmother often cooked dried bean soup with quince. She generally made it without meat...

Hajtovány – Cheese buns

Hajtovány – Cheese buns

Hajtovány is a popular savoury pastry made in many regions of Hungary. It has a simple yeasted dough that is filled with a butter-egg-cheese mixture...

Peach biscuits

Peach biscuits

In Hungary peach biscuits played a part at weddings for decades in the 20th century, when the wedding desserts were made by family members and...

Cabbage in tomato sauce

Cabbage in tomato sauce

Cabbage in tomato sauce is one of those divisive canteen foods in Hungary, which either appeals to you or gives you the shivers. However, homemade...

Répafőzelék – Carrot stew

Répafőzelék – Carrot stew

This carrot stew is an old family recipe, we often cook and usually serve it with boiled pork (it can be a delicious sidedish after a pork bone...

Kapros dübbencs – Dill buns

Kapros dübbencs – Dill buns

The season of fresh dill has begun and its fans may enjoy this amazing herb in several foods: dill sauce is perfect for a light summer lunch, or you...

Cottage cheese bundt cake

Cottage cheese bundt cake

This soft and delicious homemade cottage cheese bundt cake is like the little black dress of dessert: it's elegant in its simplicity and it’s...

Kedves szelet

Kedves szelet

Kedves szelet is an old-fashioned layered cake, which has been a beloved dessert in my family for decades. It consists of 3 soft cake layers, which...

Sausage scones

Sausage scones

There are hundreds of pogácsa recipes, but the common feature of Hungarian scones is that they all have egg, yeast and a considerable amount of fat...

Rácbab – Serbian bean stew

Rácbab – Serbian bean stew

The Hungarian word rác is the archaic name of the Serbs who have been living in our country for centuries. Many Serbian dishes like gyuvecs,...

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

The hometown of wafers known today is Vienna where the first official recipe was created by Joseph Manner in 1898. He laid the foundations for the...

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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