Hungarian Beigli

It's only fair to share…DH and his brother call this kalacs but I think beigli is the correct moniker for these nut or poppy seed rolls.  Since DH does not like poppy seeds (or raisins or coconut milk or olives…aiyiyi what a list) I made the traditional walnut beigli and then made up an almond…

Dobos Torte

It's only fair to share…Dobos Torte Adapted from Maida Heatter’s Great Book of Desserts and Joe Pastry. I made this with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream instead of the traditional chocolate buttercream because I prefer the taste but just be aware that although SMBC tastes best at room temperature it will also soften to the point that…

Hungarian Kifli (Crescent Rolls)

It's only fair to share… I was ready to try making Kifli which are Hungarian crescent-shaped cookies filled with jam or nuts. So I set about translating [what I thought was] the recipe for it from hubby’s grandmother’s notes.  It is the one at the top labeled “Porsonyikifli” which Google translated into “Bratislavan Crescents.”  Very…

Rétes Túrós: A Tutorial for Making Cheese Strudel

It's only fair to share… I’ve gone through a few strudel dough recipes and a couple of cheese filling recipes and this is what I like right now: Strudel dough: 4 cups high protein all-purpose flour like King Arthur plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 1 egg at room temperature…

Non Plus Ultra

It's only fair to share… Continuing on the Hungarian path since my husband and brother-in-law are enjoying it and its a new world of unexplored pastries for me. This is why I love baking on an international scale.  A country’s pastry traditions tells so much about their history, their agriculture, their tastes and their culinary…

Karásconyi Sutemeny

It's only fair to share… I got a new Hungarian book for Christmas which I am enjoying, Helen’s Hungarian Heritage Recipes.  It is quite comprehensive which I really appreciated but I had to rely on some of my baking instincts because the instructions were not that detailed.  This is my adaptation of Karasconyi Sutemeny which…

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