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  1. Mutton Soup Recipe – Hungarian Style

    January 4, 2019 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings):

    • 1 kg smaller pieces of mutton
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 2 eggs
    • 300 g tomato paste
    • 500 g sour cream
    • 1-2 tablespoons fruit vinegar
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 red hot chilli peppers
    • a few green onions

    Preparation method:

    1. Clean the garlic cloves but do not chope them.
    2. Wash the mutton pieces and place them in a large pot together with the whole garlic cloves and one of the chilli peppers.
    3. Add enough water to cover them all, bring to boil and cook for two hours.
    4. Towards the end add the tomato juice, water if needed to replenish the evaporated liquid and season with salt and pepper.
    5. When the meat is tender and cooked, add the sour cream to the pot.
    6. Break the eggs straight into the pot and keep stirring constantly so the eggs will shred in the soup and cook for another 2 minutes.
    7. Add 1-2 tablespoons of fruit vinegar to adjust the taste to your liking.
    8. Slice thinly the remaining chilli pepper and the green onions.
    9. Serve the soup in saucers topped with the sliced chilis and green onions.

  2. Winter Holidays Snowman Recipe – Hungarian Potatodumplings stuffed with Fruits

    December 28, 2018 by Varga László



    • 1/2 kg potatoes
    • 1-2 oranges
    • a cup of preserved sour cherries
    • about 15-20 g flour depending on the type of the potatoes
    • 100 g coconut flakes
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 handful of cloves
    • 1 persimmon
    • dried herb sprigs for the brooms
    • wooden skewers

    Preparation method:

    1. Cook the potatoes with their skins on until cooked and soft.
    2. Skin the potatoes and mash them using either a press, a masher or other device to your liking.
    3. In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, the egg, the flour and salt.
    4. Mix together thoroughly until there are no more lumps and forms a dough.
    5. Clean the oranges of their rind and cut the slices in two.
    6. Remove the preserved sour cherries from the jar to drain their excess liquid.
    7. With floury hands take a piece of the potato dough and form a round shape. For the orange slices, these rounds will be a bit larger than for the cherries.
    8. Place one fruit piece in the centre of these rounds and carefully shape a ball of dough around the orange/sour cherry middle, covering them completely.
    9. Bring salty water to boil and carefully place the dumplings in this pot.
    10. Cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until the dumplings are cooked and are floating on the surface. Turn off the heat and cover them with coconut:
    11. Lay the coconut flakes in a larger saucer. A few dumplings at a time place them in this coconut flakes saucer and shaking gently try to move the balls around the plate to be covered completely by coconut.
    12. Let them cool down for an hour or so.
    13. When cooled assemble the snowmen: place two bigger balls with oranges for the bottom ones and a smaller – sour cherry one for the top.
    14. Ornate with cloves for the eyes and buttons.
    15. Cut some small pieces of the persimmon for the noses and attach them using toothpicks.
    16. Add the herb sprigs as their brooms.
    17. For their hats, I used some red caps of small rum essence bottles.
    18. Make sure you stick the end of the skewers into something that can hold the snowmen in balance / upwards. I used a cardboard box.

  3. Túrógombóc – Hungarian Curd Cheese Dumplings Recipe

    December 25, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 2 eggs
    • 5-6 tablespoons semolina flour
    • 300 g curd cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100 g breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 200 ml sour cream for serving

    Preparation method:

    1. Beat well the 2 eggs together with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    2. Add the cheese, break it with a fork and mix them well together.
    3. Add the semolina flour and mix again well so it gets fully incorporated.
    4. Let it rest for one hour so the semolina swells a bit.
    5. Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the breadcrumbs till golden-brown.
    6. Bring water to boil in a large enough pot and add about a tablespoon of salt.
    7. With the use of a tablespoon or with your bare hands form smaller balls from the semolina dough and place them in the boiling water.
    8. Cook for about 5 minutes.
    9. Strain the cooked dumplings and then stir them into the golden-brown fried breadcrumbs so they get a nice golden coating.
    10. Serve immediately while still hot, topped with sour cream and sprinkled sugar.