shortcrust pastry

Berliner cake

Berliner cake

Berliner cake is an old-school pastry, which is only avaible in a few confectioneries countrywide. One of them is the Rigó Jancsi confectionery in...

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Lattice-top sour cherry pie

Sour cherry is one of the most popular fruits in our country, you can find at least one tree in almost every garden. Hungary is the second biggest...

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

Rum-walnut-cocoa slices

It's only a few days now until Easter, and it's time to think up what to bake for the holiday. If you are in a hurry, and the thought of desserts...

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...

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...

Striped butter cookies

Striped butter cookies

These striped disks are not only showy, but also yummy. I think shortcrust pastry is the most perfect and most delicious dough for cookies, other...

Linzer cookies

Linzer cookies

I guess there's propably nobody who hasn't heard about linzer cookies. It's one of the oldest pastries known all around the world. In view of the...

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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