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Crunchy Traditional Hungarian Cinnamon Round Loaf or Chimney Cake from Szekely. Traditional Recipe of Kurtoskalacs.

Things to know about Kurtoskalacs Recipe

The famous Hungarian chimney cake originally comes from Romania from Székely Land. Back then, it was a part of the Hungarian Kingdom. The first-ever (known) recipe for the famous chimney cake, named “Kürtős kaláts’ à la Mrs. Poráni” was found in a 1784 cookbook which Transylvanian countess Mária Mikes de Zabola wrote. The Hungarian chimney cake has now become traditional street food, especially on Christmas. Every city in Hungary during Christmas is filled with “Kürtöskalács” stands. It can be topped with additional ingredients such as ground walnuts or powdered cinnamon; they’re also often filled with ice cream or whipped cream in some places.

Crunchy Traditional Hungarian Cinnamon Round Loaf or Chimney Cake from Szekely. Traditional Recipe of Kurtoskalacs.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Tradicionális Kürtöskalács
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Servings 4 Pieces
Calories / Serving 728 kcal


  • 30 grams (1.06 oz) Yeast
  • 300 ml (10.14 floz) Milk
  • 2 pcs Egg
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla Sugar
  • 2 pcs Egg Yolk
  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Pastry Flour – Fine Flour
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Sunflower Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
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  • In a small bowl, add yeast. Take some of the milk (Lukewarm and enough to activate the yeast) and add it to the bowl.
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the leavened yeast, then add the rest of the ingredients, and knead.
  • Let it rise for approximately 1 hour.
  • Then, it should be stretched to about 0.5 cm thick (0.2 inches). Cut into strips, and rolled up into a long thin form (brushed with sunflower oil). The rolled dough is also oiled.
  • Then roll it in some sugar or nuts.
  • Rotate on coals (if you don’t have coals, you can also cook it in the oven, but it will take longer) until the sugar is caramelized.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 728kcalCarbohydrates: 103gProtein: 22gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 15gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 146IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Tradicionális Kürtöskalács Recipe, Traditional Hungarian Cinnamon Round Loaf or Chimney Cake
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