Dessert recipes

Hungarian Rigó Jancsi Cake Recipe – Rigó Jancsi Szelet


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 Rigó Jancsi Cake Recipe – Rigó Jancsi Szelet2019-02-01T18:15:42+01:00

Hungarian Ribboned Carnival Donut Recipe – Farsangi Fánk


Hungarian Ribboned Carnival Doughnut (Farsangi Fánk) February is the awaited carnival season in Hungary. There is no celebration without some form of the deep fried sugary goodness of donut, it can be also regarded as a symbol of farewell winter feasts. There are lots of different types, the most popular one is also called [...]

Hungarian Ribboned Carnival Donut Recipe – Farsangi Fánk2018-02-19T13:49:45+01:00

Hungarian Nut Strudel Recipe (Diós Rétes)


Hungarian Nut Strudel (Rétes) Strudel is a type of layered pastry with a filling that is usually sweet. The traditional strudel pastry dough is very elastic. It is made from flour with a high gluten content, water, lard, vinegar, salt and egg, with no sugar added. The dough is worked vigorously, rested, and then [...]

Hungarian Nut Strudel Recipe (Diós Rétes)2018-02-09T18:38:15+01:00

Hungarian Beigli – Christmas Poppy Seed and Walnut Roll Cakes Recipe


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 Beigli – Christmas Poppy Seed and Walnut Roll Cakes Recipe2019-01-10T12:13:44+01:00

Hungarian Christmas Walnut Cookie Recipe – Hókifli


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 Christmas Walnut Cookie Recipe – Hókifli2017-03-20T11:17:42+01:00

Hungarian plum dumplings (Szilvásgombóc) recipe


Hungarian plum dumplings (Szilvásgombóc) They can be eaten as dessert, a meatless main dish or side dish. A family favourit and children’s delight. Potato dumplings stuffed with plums & cinnamon sugar and rolled in breadcrumbs. 1 hour 15-17 dumplings Ingredients: 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of potatoes, peeled, boiled, mashed, 200 grams (7 ounces, 1 [...]

Hungarian plum dumplings (Szilvásgombóc) recipe2018-11-27T13:53:16+01:00

Hungarian sour cherry pie (Meggyes pite) recipe


Hungarian sour cherry pie (Meggyes pite) is a classic Hungarian summer dessert when you can get the most delicious sour cherries. The filling is baked between two fine-textured layers of pastry. Recipe Ingredients: For the dough: 300 grams (2.5 cups) of flour 120 grams (½ cup) of margarine or butter 50 grams (½ cup) of [...]

Hungarian sour cherry pie (Meggyes pite) recipe2017-03-20T11:11:59+01:00

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Donuts (Túrófánk) Recipe


Hungarian cottage cheese donuts(Túrófánk) These donuts are very easy to make, ideal for beginners. A quick dessert recipe, it takes only 15 minutes to prepare. The dough does not contain yeast, just a small amount of baking soda, so you do not need to leave it to rest, the doughnuts can be deep-fried right [...]

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Donuts (Túrófánk) Recipe2018-11-27T13:57:00+01:00

Hungarian Gerbeaud Cake recipe (Zserbó szelet)


Hungarian Gerbeaud Cake (Zserbó szelet) is probably the best known Hungarian dessert. I am sure if you hear the name of Hungarian Gerbeaud, you associate with the Café Gerbeaud in heart of Budapest. But to me, this word “Gerbeaud” means this wonderful and delicious homemade layered cake with walnut and apricot jam filling, covered [...]

Hungarian Gerbeaud Cake recipe (Zserbó szelet)2018-11-27T14:09:49+01:00

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings Recipe (Túrógombóc)


Hungarian cottage cheese dumplings (Túrógombóc)These dumplings 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 [...]

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings Recipe (Túrógombóc)2019-10-07T13:18:13+02:00

Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding Recipe (Mákos Guba)


  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 [...]

Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding Recipe (Mákos Guba)2018-09-12T10:37:00+02:00

Hungarian Pancake (Palacsinta) Recipe


  Hungarian pancakes (Palacsinta) are thin pancakes, rolled up and sprinkled with powdered sugar. There are several things you can fill the palacsinta with, like apricot, strawberry or blueberry jam, vanilla or chocolate pudding, apple sauce with cinnamon, ground walnut, or cocoa powder. It is a really easy to make recipe, a quick dessert [...]

Hungarian Pancake (Palacsinta) Recipe2018-11-24T22:45:49+01:00

Hungarian Apple Cake (Almás Pite) Recipe


  Hungarian apple cake (Almás pite) It is a true Hungarian classic, quite popular in the country. A delicious pie filled with sweetened shredded apple spiced with cinnamon and lemon. 70 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients: 300 grams (2.5 cups) of flour 120 grams (½ cup) of butter 50 grams (½ cup) of powdered sugar [...]

Hungarian Apple Cake (Almás Pite) Recipe2019-08-29T14:51:38+02:00

Hungarian Floating Island (Madártej) Recipe


Hungarian Floating Island (Madártej) Fluffy egg white clouds floating in vanilla custard. This traditional Hungarian dessert is really nice and very popular among kids (and grown-up kids). It is easy to prepare, light, and extremely delicious. It is called ”Madártej” ("MOD-AR-TAY") in Hungarian, which means bird’s milk. It is a good thing to know [...]

Hungarian Floating Island (Madártej) Recipe2018-03-12T13:31:48+01:00

Hungarian rolled potato dumplings (Nudli) recipe


Hungarian rolled potato pasta (Nudli) is a dish of potato-based small dumplings, they are formed from a soft dough of cooked mashed potatoes, flour, salt, butter and egg; the dumplings are boiled and rolled in crispy toasted breadcrumbs. It is one of my favorite sweet dishes. My Mom always made [...]

Hungarian rolled potato dumplings (Nudli) recipe2017-09-20T19:28:45+02:00