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sweet poppy seed pasta

Poppy-seed Pasta – Mákos Tészta

Poppy seed is widely used for a variety of sweet cakes and bakes in Hungary and this dish can’t be more simple to assemble.  All we need is some tagliatelle or wide strip pasta, poppy-seeds and sugar.  The only fiddly bit that the poppy-seeds must…
hungarian cabbage noodles

Hungarian Noodles with Cabbage – Káposztás tészta

Two basic ingredients, pasta and cabbage flavoured with a bit of caramelised sugar and freshly ground black pepper with a delicious result.  The flat square-shaped pasta is quite an authentic version but any pasta shape will do. I broke up some lasagna sheets here with good…
Hungarian Quark Cheese Noodles

Hungarian Quark Cheese Noodles – Túrós tészta

Hungarian quark cheese noodles, “túrós tészta” is a firm favourite with the entire population of Hungary. It’s not exactly a diet food but so easy to make and utterly delicious for an ocassional indulgence. Often served as a second course after hearty soups like goulash.…
Tarhonya Hungarian Pastapellets

Hungarian “tarhonya” pasta pellets with “pörkölt” stew

Tarhonya is best described as a pellet like pasta, similar to giant couscous though it is cooked somewhat differently. Interestingly the word “tarhonya” /ˈtɒrhoɲɒ/ itself is likely to come from the Ottoman Turkish influence in Hungary, the modern Turkish spelling is the undoubtably similar “tarhana”. 
chicken paprikash with nokedli

Chicken Paprikash with “Nokedli” Noodles

Chicken paprikash and the popular Hungarian pasta “nokedli” are best friends and very often served together.  Nokedli is made from a home made noodle dough (think of  a very thick pancake batter) that is pushed through a special tool with holes into boiling water. The…

Meat Stew (pörkölt) with Pasta

Ingredients for two people I used pork in this, but it can be made with most meats just to list the most popular:  chicken, beef, lamb or turkey.