Made in Hungary

Papsapka

Papsapka

Papsapka looks like cottage cheese bundles, but it still differs. This oddly named pastry, which means priest's cap in English, refers to the form...

Buckwheat cake

Buckwheat cake

More and more people are paying attention to healthy eating. However, we tend to spend a fortune on expensive superfoods instead of discovering...

Ring doughnuts

Ring doughnuts

Sometimes even the tiniest thing is enough to make us feel all right for a moment. To me, biting into a doughnut is one of those things. While not a...

Cottage cheese pancakes

Cottage cheese pancakes

This recipe is a piece of cake - you just mix all the ingredients together and fry the batter in batches until both sides are golden brown. I...

Fruitcake

Fruitcake

Fruitcake shows up every year at Christmas, though it isn’t everyone’s favourite holiday treat. Mass-produced fruitcakes created the classic image...

Two-tone bundt cake

Two-tone bundt cake

Bundt cake - especially with yeast dough - summons the spirit of good old times and it is one of those old fashioned recipes that will always have...

Lentil stew

Lentil stew

If you are looking for a nutrient-packed, but no-fuss dish, this lentil stew can be a good choice for a hearty lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to...

Walnut-honey coffee cake

Walnut-honey coffee cake

This walnut-honey coffee cake is light and fluffy and when it’s baking, it will make your house smell like fall. It has a rich taste due to the...

Honey-butter sweet bread

Honey-butter sweet bread

I learned the recipe of this honey-butter sweet bread a few months ago. What raised my interest was an unusual ingredient, namely corn flour, which...

Apricot jam filled buns

Apricot jam filled buns

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I have already shared the recipe of lekváros bukta (a special one with plum butter and...

Walnut cake

Walnut cake

This walnut cake was my grandmother's favourite dessert. She learned the recipe from a friend of hers in 1959 and she always made it at Christmas...

Mini salty crescent rolls

Mini salty crescent rolls

While salty crescents are eaten for breakfast, these mini salty crescent rolls are a popular homemade snack, which is usually made when you have...

Potato soup with summer savory

Potato soup with summer savory

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis - csombor or borsikafű in Hungarian), which has been growing in our garden for seven years, can be described as a...

Potato strudel

Potato strudel

We can call these rolls the poor men's strudel because in lean years when poppy seeds and walnuts were not avaible or people couldn't afford them,...

Salty pretzels

Salty pretzels

Pretzels have been with us for centuries. Opinions differ about the pretzel's origin, as well as the origin of the name. Some assume that the...

Creamed zucchini

Creamed zucchini

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables (it’s technically a fruit because it comes from a flower) to plant in our garden, it grows like crazy and...

Pork roast with lecsó

Pork roast with lecsó

Lecsó is basically a meatless summer dish usually combined with beaten eggs, rarely with rice. But if you find it too light, you can serve lecsó...

Rongyos lapótya

Rongyos lapótya

Rongyos lapótya is a pan-fried flatbread that can be considered as the little brother of lángos. It's made from a yeasted dough spread with lard....

White summer squash soup with dill

White summer squash soup with dill

Most summer squash today are varieties of Cucurbita pepo. Summer squash plants differ from winter squash because most summer squash varieties bear...

Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

Spinach, this leafy green vegetable that originated in Persia is considered very healthy as it’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Despite its...

Sterc

Sterc

Sterc is a simple and cheap dish, it can also be called the poor man's Kaiserschmarrn. Nowadays sterc is rarely on the menu, it's cooked mainly in...

Mignon

Mignon

Mignon means small and pretty, dainty in English, in Hungary this word refers to mini filled cakes coated in a thick sugar glaze. Henrik Kugler was...

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Twisted plum jam doughnuts

Doughnuts are everywhere. Ring doughnuts, long doughnuts, filled or twisted - there are plenty of choices. Since the 14th century they have...

Easy-to-make crackling scones

Easy-to-make crackling scones

Although I have already published a recipe for classic crackling scones, today I brought you a new recipe that shows how to make crackling scones in...

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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