Monday, November 16, 2009

Walnut kugelhopf (diós kuglóf)

diós kuglóf

3 egg
20 dkg sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar
10 dkg ground walnut
20 dkg flour
1 teaspoon backing powder
1,25 dkg sourcs cream
1,25 dkg butter

1. Mix the eggs with the sugar and the vanilla sugar, butter with the icing sugar, the vanilla sugar.
2. Add the ground walnut, the flour and the baking powder and mix well.
3. Mix the source cream with the lukewarm butter and add it to the mixture.
4. Butter and flour the Kugelhupf form.
5. Put the mass into the form.
6. Bake at 160 Celsius preheated oven for 45-50 minutes.


Bon Apetit!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Langalló is a local food speciality in Szenna, in Zselic Region.


The langalló is a kind of bread, similar like lángos (fried dough), but baked in furnace and served with sour cream.




Sunday, September 6, 2009

Zsolt's Dödölle

Dödölle is a traditional Hungarian food. A simple, quite heavy but to me very delicious food. Actually I didnt know that it was called dödölle. When I tried it for the first time here in the Buda Castle, I immediately recognised it by its taste that it was what my grandma used to cook during my childhood.

But she called it ganca. The way she served and prepared it was a bit different but the taste was more or less the same. What is dödölle or ganca? Basically it is potato. You cook the potato in salty water and then smash it. The smashed potato has to be mixed with flour. It was quite hard job for my grandma as she was close to 80. So any time I wanted to eat ganca, she made it only if I helped her with the flour mixture.

The ganca/dödölle tastes the best if after cooking, you continue with one more step by putting it back on the fire making it a bit 'fried' by browning it in the pan, with the help of a little oil too. Some cut it into little pieces (like on the photos here) while smashing together with the flour and preparing in the motion like this. My grandma handled it all together in a pot and baked it for a very short time, then shaping it as a thick pancake.

With a generous amount of fried onion and sour cream as its toppings and you got your lunch! I do not recommend it as a dinner unless you have worked 12 hours prior in the fields:)

This post was originally uploaded by Zsolt.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cotton Candy


Cotton candy (or "vattacukor" as we call it) is not a typical Hungarian food, and not healthy, but very popular in Hungary. To be honest I dont'like it, but my children and my husband like it vey much.


Cotton candy or candy floss is a form of spun sugar. Since it consists of mostly air, servings are large. Many people consider eating cotton candy part of the quintessential experience of a visit to a funfair or circus. But in Hungary you usually can find it in and any vendors on the beach and in the zoo, too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Roasting Bacon


Szalonnasütés ("SA-LOW-NA SHOO-TAYSH") means "roasting bacon" in Hungarian. It is a popular social activity in summer to roast szalonna with onion over an open fire. The melted fat is let to drip on bread, and it is eaten with the roasted or with raw onion.


It's not healthy, but delicious and lots of fun. Try it one day!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Uborkasaláta (Cucumber Salad)


"Uborka" means cucumber and this salad simply consists of vinegar, water, sugar, salt, red paprika powder and smashed garlic added to the sliced cucumber. Of course I love to eat with lots of sour cream and Hungarian red paprika powder :)


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy birthday to Vili!


Happy birthday to Vili-6

Sometimes I feel like he was born yesterday, and he is 7 years old today :)

The recipe of the cake is similar like my Hedgehog cake recipe, wich you may read here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tamara's birthday party


I've surprised Tamara with a yogurt fruit cake.



You may read my fruit cake recipe here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The cherry is ripened


our very first ripped cherries :)

yes yes it's our cherry tree with the first ripened cherries

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy birthday to Tamara

Happy Birthday to Tamara!

Happy Birthday to Tamara!

Happy Birthday to Tamara!

Yesterday was her 5th birtday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paprikás krumpli

"Paprikás krumpli" ("PA-PRE-KASH KRUME-PLEE") is a paprika-based potato stew with a lot of diced potatoes, onion, tomato, bell peppers, Hungarian red paprika powder and some bacon or sliced spicy sausage. It is very popular dish in Hungary, often eaten for lunch or dinner and often prepared in bogrács (like the famous Hungarian goulash).


You can find the recipe here.


Bon Apetit!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!-1

I wish all of my readers a very happy and blessed Easter!

You may read my summary about the Hungarian Easter customs here.

Ps. I took these photos at the Travel Exhibition.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lemon Kugelhopf (citromos kuglóf)

citromos kuglóf

A Gugelhupf or Kugelhupf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a type of cake. As with the Jewish dish kugel, the name "Gugelhupf" is related to the Middle High German word Kugel meaning "ball" or "globe". In Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia, it is called kuglof, in the Czech Republic it is called bábovka, and in Poland it is called babka. In Republic of Macedonia the cake is known as "куглоф".

A Kugelhopf is a typical sweet European breakfast bread, similar to some American yeasted coffee cakes, although a shade drier for dunking.

20 dkg butter
24 dkg icing sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar
4 egg
24 dkg flour
1 teaspoon backing powder
juice of a half lemon
grated lemon peel

Ingredients for the glaze:
12 dkg icing sugar
lemon juice

1. Mix the butter with the icing sugar, the vanilla sugar, the lemon's juice and the grated lemon peel. Add the eggs and mix well.
2. Finally add the flour and the baking powder and mix well.
3. Butter and flour the Kugelhupf form.
4. Put the mass into the form.
5. Bake at 160 Celsius preheated oven for one hour.
6. When the cake is cold prepare the glaze: mix well the 12 dkg icing sugar with the lemon juice.
7. Finally decorate the Kugelhupf with the glaze.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Travel Exhibition

On Friday I was on some official business at the Travel Exhibition. I have to participate in this event every year and the gastronomic part, which I always enjoy the most. Here is my photo report, enjoy!



"Even the fence is made of sausages there"





Travel Exhibition 2009 - 1




utazás kiállítás - 2