cottage cheese

Fanta cake

Fanta cake

The recipe of Fanta cake, which is a playful fusion of unexpected ingredients, started to spread among the Hungarian housewives in the 90's. At...

Poppy seed bundles

Poppy seed bundles

These poppy seed bundles are made from a light and soft dough containing a considerable amount of cottage cheese and lard. The filling is a special...

Libaláb

Libaláb

Libaláb (do not confuse it with lúdláb) implies jam filled, folded cookies, which are rolled in granulated sugar before baking. The cookies are...

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...

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...

Vargabéles

Vargabéles

Vargabéles is a Transylvanian dessert, its hometown is Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). It was first made in the restaurant of the Darvas family in the...

Crispy cottage cheese bites

Crispy cottage cheese bites

If you feel like having some snacks, but you are bored with scones, cottage cheese bites are an ideal choice. The list of ingredients is curt,...

Túrós ökörszem

Túrós ökörszem

Even though there would be a demand for it since many people remember this pastry with certain nostalgia, you can find ökörszem in Hungarian...

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...

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....

Strawberry cottage cheese cake

Strawberry cottage cheese cake

The strawberry season lasts from mid-May till mid-June in Hungary, and market stalls are now sagging under the weight of the queen of the fruits....

Búvártúrós

Búvártúrós

The name of this dessert is another proof of the uniqueness of our language: Hungarian language is cut out for playing with the words and creating...

Cottage cheese crêpes

Cottage cheese crêpes

It's not a big deal to make cottage cheese crêpes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crêpes will be lighter, if...

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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