Hungary is renowned for its fine pastries, some of them borrowed from Austria which, in turn, borrowed from France. In any case, Hungarians have created a delightful repertoire of rich desserts and stories to match.
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Scuttlebutt has it this Esterhazy Torte was named after 19th-century Prince Esterhazy of Hungary using Austrian techniques. It's a very rich dessert, so small slices are perfect. If an all-morning project isn't your thing, try this no-bake .
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This cake is named after Rigo Jancsi, a gypsy violinist, who helped create it for the woman he loved!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Hungarian cream puffs - indianer - are similar to French mini cream puffs or profiteroles. Sometimes they are made with a sponge cake batter instead of a cream puff batter, or pate a choux, and baked in indianer pans or muffin tins.
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This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe is known as somloi galuska (shom-loh-ee gah-LOOSH-kah), and is made with three different-flavored sponge cakes, pastry cream, raisins, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
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Stacked Pancakes Recipe - Rakott Palacsinta
These stacked pancakes, similar to French crepes, are layered with the preserves of your choice. The result is a not-too-sweet but satisfying dessert.
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Sweet Cabbage Strudel Recipe
This recipe from James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Gale Gand was created by her grandmother who used cabbage to pinch hit for apples when money was tight.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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These dumplings are mildly sweet and can be served as a vegetarian or Lenten main course, a side dish, or, dusted with confectioners' sugar, as dessert.
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This recipe is made with thin crepe-like pancakes stacked one on top of the other with apple filling in between. It's kissed with a meringue topping and can be served warm or at room temperature.
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Poached Peaches Recipe - Barack Kompot
This is a simple presentation for tree-ripened fruit. If you want to gild the lily, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.