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Poppy seed pie – Mákos béles

Poppy seed pie – Mákos béles

If you want a poppy seed dessert for Christmas, but you don't have time and energy to make beigli, poppy seed pie (mákos béles) is for you. The most...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hungarian punch cake – Puncstorta

Hungarian punch cake – Puncstorta

Pink and rum - these are the words that come to every Hungarian's mind when they hear punch cake. Though the composition of the filling may vary,...

Kaiserschmarrn – Császármorzsa

Kaiserschmarrn – Császármorzsa

Though Kaiserschmarrn is basically an Austrian dessert, but due to the years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy it has been tightly...

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

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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