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Molehill cake

Molehill cake

Molehill cake, known as "Maulwurfkuchen" in German, is a delightful pastry that has gained popularity in Hungary. This cake is reminiscent of a...

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

Chocolate-sour cherry mousse cake

This mousse cake is a light summer dessert. I usually use sour cherry for the fruity layer, however, I have also made the cake with blackcurrant,...

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...

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...

Deák Bundt Cake / Deák-kuglóf

Deák Bundt Cake / Deák-kuglóf

Today's cake was named after Ferenc Deák, Hungarian Statesman and Minister of Justice in the 19th century, who was also referred to as "The Wise Man...

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...

Leipzig slices – Lipcsei szelet

Leipzig slices – Lipcsei szelet

It's not clear whether this cake was named after the largest city of Saxony, or its contriver's family name was Lipcsei / Leipzig, but it's sure...

Esterházy torta

Esterházy torta

The origin of Esterhazy torta is not really identifiable, this is the reason why so many versions circulate in the different recipe collections....

Chocolate-walnut slices

Chocolate-walnut slices

The recipe of these supernal chocolate-walnut slices is more than 60 years old, my granny left it to us in her cookbook. Walnut is a popular...

Dobos torte

Dobos torte

Dobos torte is the best and most famous Hungarian torte made of 6 paperthin sponge cake layers, filled with chocolate butter cream and topped with...

Nero tea biscuits

Nero tea biscuits

Don't let yourself be deceived by the name of the biscuits, it has concern neither with the Roman Emperor nor with the CD burning software. In...

Chocolate-bilberry crescents

Chocolate-bilberry crescents

In Hungary obtaining bilberries requires some planning and forward-thinking. If you are lucky enough, you can buy them on the local market,...

Rigó Jancsi

Rigó Jancsi

This old fashioned cake keeps the memory of a Hungarian-Belgian romantic story. It was named after Rigó Jancsi (1858-1927), who was a famous...

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels can be baked at home, there is no wizardry in it. The only thing you need is a handy kitchen gadget, a pretzel cutter...

Moscauer

Moscauer

Moscauer is closely related to the famous Florentine, these small tea biscuits are mainly baked on festive occasions. It would be hard to find out...

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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