Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Kürtöskalács (Chimney cake)

Kürtöskalács is the oldest Hungarian pastry. It translates as chimney cake. It is originated form Transylvania. It was originally made by wrapping the dough around the chimney pipes.
You can find more information about it here.
Kürtöskalács

7 comments:

Martha said...

My father and I just made these this week when I went to France to visit him. I also helped him set up a blog, so you can see photos of the making of them at edmundilazar@blogspot.com. I'm not sure which one of his friends sent him your website after we made it. Now I'm in brooklyn with a big wooden Chimney Cake maker.

I'm excited to try some of your recipes. I think I'll start with your cherry cake.

Sincerely,
Martha

Family Nutritionist said...

Nora,
I really like your photo of the pastry over the coals.

Martha,
I saw your father's post about chimney cakes at bigoven.com, and was interested since I had never heard of them. I like the blog you set up for him, because he's got a nice photo of the pastry over the hot coals.

Anonymous said...

But kurtos is not the word chimney.

Carlos said...

Good Job! :)

Eszter said...

Does anyone know where I can buy chimney cake in England?

Louise said...

I discovered Chimney cakes or Kurtos-kalacs in Hungary and couldnt believe they were not more well known especially in the UK.
I have just bought a gas oven to make them from a very helpful company called kurtos-kalacs.com
I am still practicing, but would like to set the machine up in a small catering trailer and sell them at car boots sales and markets. I am sure once people taste them they will be back for more!

Louise said...

I discovered Chimney cakes or Kurtos-kalacs in Hungary and couldnt believe they were not more well known especially in the UK.
I have just bought a gas oven to make them from a very helpful company called kurtos-kalacs.com
I am still practicing, but would like to set the machine up in a small catering trailer and sell them at car boots sales and markets. I am sure once people taste them they will be back for more!