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Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Jelly roll cake, also known as Swiss roll or piskótatekercs in Hungarian, is a delightful and versatile dessert that has captured the hearts of many...

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Redcurrant-semolina cream cake

Currants are member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, they have long been cultivated in Europe. The berries grow in...

Walnut-vanilla cake

Walnut-vanilla cake

This walnut-vanilla cake is an old family recipe. It consists of two different cake layers and a cooked cream filling, which is enriched with...

Walnut cake

Walnut cake

This walnut cake was my grandmother's favourite dessert. She learned the recipe from a friend of hers in 1959 and she always made it at Christmas...

Mignon

Mignon

Mignon means small and pretty, dainty in English, in Hungary this word refers to mini filled cakes coated in a thick sugar glaze. Henrik Kugler was...

Raspberry foam cake

Raspberry foam cake

In June Hungarian raspberries burst into season and they are busy swelling to their full splendour. Growing raspberries is a great way to enjoy your...

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....

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...

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,...

Log cake – Fatörzs

Log cake – Fatörzs

This log has nothing to do with the winter firewood, this log cake (fatörzs in Hungarian) is a premium version of swiss roll: a simple sponge cake...

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...

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...

Somló Trifle – Somlói galuska

Somló Trifle – Somlói galuska

Somló trifle or somlói galuska is one of the most famous desserts of the Hungarian confectionery. Two legends are linked with its name; according to...

Indiáner

Indiáner

The story of Indiáner relates closely to the Theater an der Wien whose intendant was Count Ferdinánd Pálffy in the first half of the 19th century....

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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