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Darunyak – Crane’s neck

Darunyak – Crane’s neck

Darunyak, translated as crane's neck, is a cherished Hungarian dessert that bears a striking resemblance to strudel but is notably easier to make....

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

Wafers with walnut brittle cream

The hometown of wafers known today is Vienna where the first official recipe was created by Joseph Manner in 1898. He laid the foundations for the...

Walnut-honey coffee cake

Walnut-honey coffee cake

This walnut-honey coffee cake is light and fluffy and when it’s baking, it will make your house smell like fall. It has a rich taste due to the...

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...

Csotros kalács

Csotros kalács

I first saw csotros kalács in Gasztroangyal, a Hungarian series presenting our country's regions and traditional foods. The recipe's original name...

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

This bread pudding is actually the summer version of the well known mákos guba. It's similarly made with stale crescents soaked in vanilla custard....

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...

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony crescents – Pozsonyi kifli

Pozsony is the Hungarian name for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, the hometown of these amazing crescents. Pozsony crescents can be considered...

Let’s make szaloncukor

Let’s make szaloncukor

Szaloncukor has been an essential element of the Hungarian Christmas since the 19th century (you can read about its story here). Nowadays every...

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...

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

The origin of cat's eye or macskaszem is lost in the mists of time, but it's sure that it belongs to the old fashioned Hungarian granny desserts....

Gundel crepes

Gundel crepes

We are a crepe eating nation. I have met nobody who isn't fond of those beautiful paper thin pancakes. They can be sweet or salty, rolled up,...

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...

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...

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...

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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