Made in Hungary

Májas hurka

Májas hurka

Advent in Hungary means not only the preparation for Christmas, but it's also the season of pig killing. At this time of year the loud noise of gas...

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Őznyelv – Deer’s tongue

Rest assured, neither Bambi nor his relatives fell prey to this recipe. Őznyelv is an old-school confection that was probably named after its form...

Cheese scones

Cheese scones

Cheese scones are the most popular pogácsa in Hungary. Pogácsa is a simple and delicious snack food, which is generally one of the first things to...

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an...

Mocskos tészta – Dirty noodles

Mocskos tészta – Dirty noodles

Though its name doesn't exactly inspire confidence, mocskos tészta is one of the best pasta I have ever eaten. If you read the ingredients, you may...

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Körömpörkölt is the heavyweight champion of stews. Its taste and consistency differ completely from other stews, this sticky dish is unique in its...

Layered egg barley

Layered egg barley

Similar to layered potatoes this egg barley dish is made up with sliced sausages and hard boiled eggs, it's, however, also turbocharged with an...

Mushroom soup

Mushroom soup

Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, they are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world. Mushrooms are a...

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage is the obligatory side dish of duck and goose roasts in Hungary. There are a number of ways to cook red cabbage but the most...

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi torta

Túró Rudi is one those things that makes the Hungarian heart beat faster. It's the sweets Hungarians living abroad miss the most. This popular...

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

The homeland of this simple, but divine pork roast is Torda, a town near Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in Transylvania. Roast of Torda is usually served...

Plum jam bundt cake

Plum jam bundt cake

There’s probably few people who haven’t heard of bundt cakes. The distinctive ring shaped bundt cake derives from a European brioche-like cake...

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...

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....

Pandúrleves – Pandour’s soup

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Sonkás kocka – 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...

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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