A collection of Hungarian recipes and home cooking


Category: Desserts & Bakes

Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread

Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

This lovely Hungarian dessert is made of the crescent shaped Hungarian bread-roll “kifli”, but can be substituted with plain bread rolls, brioche buns or sliced milk loaf.  It is a favoured pudding at the Christmas festivities as the plentiful poppy seeds traditionally were believed to…

Cheese Scones – Sajtos Pogácsa

These scones are fluffy and light and make a pretty good party snack or weekend treat. The recipe could be extended or changed easily, could use extra sliced olives, chopped herbs,  maybe finely chopped sun dried tomatoes for a Mediterranean feel. Ingredients (makes about 40…

Floating Islands Dessert / Eggs in Snow / Madártej

This heavenly family dessert is living a bit of a renaissance these days in Hungary even appearing on the dessert list of some posh restaurants.  Made with milk eggs sugar and vanilla, it is a chilled  crème anglaise with a fluffy meringue top.  Similar dishes…
Hungarian Cherry Cake

Hungarian Sour Cherry Lattice Pie – Meggyes Pite

Another sour cherry summer recipe following my earlier post on the chilled sour cherry soup. Ingredients 800 gram (~1.8lb) sour cherries 200 gram (7 oz) pastry/plain flour 200 gram (1.7 stick) butter at room temperature 2 medium eggs 250 gram caster sugar (8.8 oz) (150g for the…
rica souffle

Hungarian Rice Pudding Souffle – Rizsfelfújt

A nice fluffy warming vanila delight best served warm, with some apricot jam.
turogomboc, hungarian quark cheese dumplings

Hungarian Sweet Quark Cheese Dumplings

I even surprised myself how well these dumplings turned out.   They are warmingly filling, a savory-sweet dish that is a hot favourite in many if not all Hungarian kitchens.  It’s often offered in restaurants on their dessert list but also makes a decent second course…