Hungarian Rigó Jancsi (Chocolate Mousse) Cake Recipe It is a traditional Hungarian cube-shaped chocolate sponge cake and chocolate cream dessert. It gained popularity in the former Austria-Hungary and is named after Rigó Jancsi (1858–1927), a famous Hungarian Gypsy (Romani people) violinist. It was not at all so easy to find a proper recipe, so [...]
Hungarian Bean Soup 'Jókai' Style - Jókai Bableves Bean soup a la Jokai is one of the most popular comfort foods in Hungary. It was named after our famous Hungarian writer Mór Jókai, because he was a big fan of this soup. A slowly cooked soup with smoked meat, beans, vegetables and noodles – [...]
Hungarian semolina dumpling soup recipe, Grízgaluska leves Semolina dumpling soup is one of the our favorite Sunday soups. The dumplings are floating in a bowl of homemade chicken, beef or vegetable soup. Making those fluffy dumplings is always a challenge, you have to figure out the right egg-semolina ratio, find the fine balance in [...]
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Hungarian Beigli - Christmas Poppy Seed and Walnut Roll Cake Hungarian Beigli is a traditional walnut and poppy seed roll which is served in many Hungarian families at Christmas as a special treat. The Christmas meal table would be incomplete without these rolls. Here is my recipe: Prep. time: 2 hours Ingredients: For the [...]
Hungarian Christmas Walnut Cookies (Hókifli) have a sweet, nutty filling inside a flakey, rich pastry! Heavily sprinkled with icing sugar mixed with vanilla flavored sugar. While they are traditionally made at Christmastime, they are outstanding any time of year! A perfect Christmas dessert, easy to make, plus, they keep very well for days or even [...]
Hungarian poppy seed bread pudding (Mákos Guba) is a Christmas classic in Hungary. Poppy seed is a favorite ingredient all over Central-Europe, a symbol of wealth and fertility. In Hungary, we fill everything with poppy seeds at Christmas time, but we also use them in bread, pasta and baked goods like pies, strudels, and cakes. [...]
Hungarian potato soup with sausage and sour cream is easy to make, and its flavor is unique. It has been a favorite in my family for many generations. Its just some potatoes cooked in water with sausage and bay leaves. The bay leaves are an important flavor ingredient. Do not omit them. In the end [...]
Fruit soups are very popular in Hungary and made from a wide variety of fruits, from apple to sour cherry. They are definitely quite different than any soup you have ever made. Very refreshing, with a nice balance of sweet and sour. They are almost always served cold, and often with a dollop of whipped [...]
Hungarian mushroom paprika is a vegetarian dish, it is cooked exactly the same way as the famous chicken paprika, but we use mushrooms instead of chicken. It is served with nokedli noodles (spaetzle).
Potato paprika is one of the most popular peasant dishes of the country, easy to make, quick and delicious. You will often find in the rural areas and family cooking but rarely in restaurants. It can be a nice vegetarian dish, however, I almost always add some smoked paprika sausage. Main ingredients: onions, sweet pepper, [...]
Hungarian cottage cheese dumplings (Túrógombóc) are simply heaven if you are a fan of not too sweet desserts. It is very easy to make, the cottage cheese balls are coated with toasted breadcrumbs, served with sour cream and powdered sugar. Instead of cottage cheese you can use farmer’s cheese or fresh ricotta. It’s flavor will [...]
Traditional ragout soup is made with vegetables (onion, carrot, parsley root, celery root, mushroom, green peas, lemon juice and heavy cream and tarragon. Chicken breast fillet also can be added, but it is a wonderful light soup which can be vegetarian. It is important to add tarragon towards the end of the cooking to be [...]
Hungarian beef goulash is a thick beef dish cooked with lots of onions, Hungarian paprika powder, tomatoes and some sweet peppers. You can have it with bread, or serve with nokedli noodles (spaetzle) or boiled potatoes and pickles.