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Category: Desserts & Bakes

zserbo cake

Zserbo Cakes step by step

A Hungarian Christmas classic. The apricot jam and walnut filling is encased in crumbly pastry layers, finished with a smooth chocolate top. My whole close and extended family expects these at Christmas since I first made them a couple of years ago. My very first attempt is…
Snowy Crescent Cakes, Hókifli

Snow Crescents, Hungarian Christmas Cookies

Delicate filled Christmas cookies with a generous dusting of icing sugar. They keep very well for days or even over a week so can be made ahead of the festivities and stored in a tin for friends and visitor drop ins, they are lovely with…
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. 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 dough,…
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…