Made in Hungary

Pinto bean soup

Pinto bean soup

Pinto beans are affordable, easy to prepare and nutritious, in Hungary they are a commonly used ingredient in many savory dishes like simple pinto...

Apple yeast pancakes

Apple yeast pancakes

In this recipe apples are not cut into rings, but they are diced and simply folded into a thick pancake batter, which contains yeast. The yeast...

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...

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...

Round challah – Kerek barhesz

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...

Meringue cookies – Habcsók

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...

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...

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...

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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