Monday, November 16, 2009
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.
Related post: Lemon Kugelhopf (citromos kuglóf)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
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 (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
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
"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
Friday, May 29, 2009
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
"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.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
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 butter24 dkg icing sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar
24 dkg flour
1 teaspoon backing powder
juice of a half lemon
grated lemon peel
Ingredients for the glaze:
12 dkg icing sugar
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
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!