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Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

Bean scones – Babos pogácsa

The millennial jewel of the northwestern tip of Hungary, Sopron is not only rich in sights, centuries-old legends and strange stories, but the...

Karingó

Karingó

Karingó is a kind of twisted doughnuts, a simple yet special treat, that offers a true taste adventure for lovers of sweet treats. Flour, fresh...

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél – Calf ropes

Borjúkötél is an old Kun recipe, a kind of sweet bread with a savoury topping. Kuns are part of the broader Hungarian ethnic community, but have...

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Cocoa and cinnamon rolls

Though the classic Hungarian cocoa snails (kakaós csiga) are made from Blundel dough, which is folded several times, I would like to share a simpler...

Potato and plum butter bundles

Potato and plum butter bundles

The recipe of potato and plum butter bundles was requested by a dear subscriber; I've never made it before, but as a nice surprise it turned out to...

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls

Coconut rolls are delightful pastries that feature a sweet coconut filling encased in a soft yeast dough. These rolls are made by rolling a mixture...

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Luca pogácsa – Luca scones

Saint Lucy's Day, locally known as Luca's Day or Luca nap (December 13th), marks the beginning of the Christmas season with a unique blend of...

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs is a folded milk loaf, which is spread with oil and sprinkled with salt and paprika. It was a gastronomic speciality of peasant...

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Here is a new recipe that extends the list of Hungarian pogácsa variations. Pepita scones (tökmagos pogácsa) are made from a yeast dough containing...

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts are a delicious and unique variation on the classic doughnut that are loved by many people. Its dough includes mashed potatoes as...

Hazelnut slab pie – Mogyorós béles

Hazelnut slab pie – Mogyorós béles

Nuts, as part of a balanced diet, are a good source of key nutrients, healthy fats, and protein, and eating them on a regular basis provides several...

Sajtos stangli – Cheesy sticks

Sajtos stangli – Cheesy sticks

Sajtos stangli is a popular bakery product in Hungary, which is made from a soft yeast dough rich in butter and sour cream. These cheesy sticks can...

Butter scones – Vajas pogácsa

Butter scones – Vajas pogácsa

I received the recipe of these butter scones from a dear acquaintance of mine a few years ago, and since then I have baked them several times. The...

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...

Egérke – Spoon doughnuts

Egérke – Spoon doughnuts

Egérke is a simple Hungarian spoon doughnut recipe (similar to tarkedli), which requires just basic ingredients, so there is a good chance you will...

Lard scones – Zsíros pogácsa

Lard scones – Zsíros pogácsa

Lard is your friend, escpecially if you are a Hungarian. These lard scones are a good example how lard can turn ordinary foods into tasty wonders....

Kokosh cake – Kakaós kalács

Kokosh cake – Kakaós kalács

A few weeks ago I got an email whose sender was looking for the recipe of kokosh cake. I couldn't help her instantly, as I had never heard of it...

Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls

Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls

Kakastaréj is a walnut filled, crescent shaped sweet pastry from Hajdúböszörmény, a little town in the eastern part of Hungary. The word kakastaréj...

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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